Recent developments in definitions of rurality/urbanity. Focus on spatial aspect and land cover composition and configuration

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The main objectives of this contribution are (1) to give a brief overview of the directions along, which new alternative deffinitions of rurality/urbanity, assessments of their intensity and delineations of the respective areas are being developed, (2) to suggest possible improvements that might be considered in the future,especially in terms of accounting not only for spatial composition component, but also spatial configuration component of settlement system concentration, and (3) to present an exploratory analysis of settlement system spatial configuration at multiple scales in eight model areas in Slovakia based on two classic point pattern analysis methods, i.e. k-th order nearest neighbour index and Ripley's K function.- (BJ).

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Article de périodique

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Europa XXI, issn : 1429-7132, 2008, n°. 17, p. 9-27, nombre de pages : 19, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 28 ref.

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Pays édition : Pologne

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