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  • Research on metropolitan functions : identification and definitions according to the ESPON and alternative approaches
  • Concept ; Europe ; European Union ; Polycentrism ; Theory ; Urban area
  • ’ and are the variables described as ‘metropolitan functions’ composed a priori or a posteriori. In the light of these ideas, the Author explores the findings of the two ESPON projects - 1.1.1, on polycentricism of the European urban space, and 1.4.3, which directly
  • concerned urban functions, has slightly modified the indicators of FUA and MEGA typology, which was proceeded by a thorough analysis of the assessment criteria of the classification. - (BJ)
  • On the basis of some classic and newer identifications and definitions of metropolitan functions, the present paper raises the questions, whether and how empirical studies change theoretical concepts. Is the term ‘metropolitan functions
  • 2008
  • City size ; Economic restructuring ; Large town ; Poland ; Political reform ; Rank-size distribution ; Spatial organization ; Territorial planning ; Town ; Urban function ; Urban hierarchy ; Urban network ; Urban system
  • The article refers to the classical conception of economic base, which determines theoretical and methodological basement for research on functions of major cities in Poland. Beside updating on empiric knowledge about size and structure
  • of the cities' economic base, there were attempts on defining direction of its rearrangement during system transformation, as well as on the cities' functional types. - (BJ)
  • 2008
  • Italy ; Puglia ; Urban development ; Urban economy ; Urban function ; Urban history
  • 2008
  • People on the move : exploring the functional roles of deprived neighbourhoods
  • Household behaviour ; Neighbourhood ; Residential mobility ; Social deprivation ; Typology ; United Kingdom ; Urban area ; Urban policy ; Urban regeneration
  • 2008
  • [b1] Centre for Urban Policy Studies, Univ., Manchester, Royaume-Uni
  • Patterns of population change in Ghana (1984-2000) : urbanization and frontier development
  • Accessibility ; Demographic change ; Ghana ; Index ; Regional disparities ; Urban function ; Urban growth ; Urban population
  • The population dynamics is addressed on the urban and regional levels. Potential driving forces for rapid population growth related to size, location, accessibility and facility counts are examined using bivariate and multivariate analysis. An index
  • of weighted accessibility relative to other urban localities provides significant explanation at the national level. At the regional level, population development is analyzed to provide insight into the rural-urban relations. The level of urbanization
  • 2008
  • Airport ; Town ; Typology ; Urban function ; Urban hierarchy ; Urban infrastructure ; Urban structure
  • 2008
  • Berlin ; Centrality ; Germany ; Neighbourhood ; Urban function ; Urban geography ; Urban settlement
  • 2008
  • Methodology ; Town ; United States of America ; Urban development ; Urban function ; World city
  • 2008
  • Deregulation ; Firm ; Liberalisation ; Organization ; Poland ; Regulation ; The 1940's ; The 1980's ; Urban transport
  • the functioning of urban transport is concerned. Introduced as a background to the changes are foreign experiences with liberalization (deregulation) of the carrier market, provides the results from empirical analysis of ownership transformation in Polish firms
  • This paper presents the organization and legal regulation of urban transport in Poland in the period 1945-1989. Its nature at the turn of the century is also presented, as are contemporary legal regulations and organizational solutions where
  • operating in urban transport. By and large, the processes of transformation, although started earlier than in the case of Polish Road Transport enterprises, are much slower and less advanced as yet. - (BJ)
  • 2008
  • Accessibility ; Centrality ; Commuting ; Form of transport ; Journey to work ; Poland ; Urban area ; Urban function ; Urban structure ; Urban transport ; Warsaw
  • 2008
  • Summing small cities does not make a large city : polycentric urban regions and the provision of cultural, leisure and sport amenities
  • Centrality ; City size ; Externalities ; Facilities ; Netherlands (The) ; Polycentrism ; Quality of life ; Region ; Urban function
  • 2008
  • [b1] Research institute for housing, urban and mobility studies, Univ. of technology, Delft, Pays-Bas
  • Recent developments in definitions of rurality/urbanity. Focus on spatial aspect and land cover composition and configuration
  • Model ; Rurality ; Rurbanization ; Settlement system ; Slovak Republic ; Spatial analysis ; Urbanity
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 2008
  • Economic activity ; Industrial structure ; Labour ; Production system ; Socio-economic system ; United States of America ; Urban economy ; Urban function ; Urban hierarchy
  • 2008
  • Definition ; Economic strategy ; France ; Small town ; Socio-economic system ; Territorial planning ; Urban dynamics ; Urban function ; Urban geography
  • 2008
  • Demography ; Large city ; Migration ; Population ; Region ; Urban area
  • The article investigates in what way insights with regard to these functions can be gained from internal migrations in and between these spatial units. Here the delimitation of these spatial units is initially reflected, which is of elementary
  • 2008
  • In 1920 the towns of Cieszyn and Česky Tešin were divided by a state boundary which became noticeably permeable only in the early 1990s. Since that time the role of retail trade in the spatial and functional structure of this urban complex has been
  • 2008
  • The potential utility of physically based hydrologic modeling in ungauged urban streams
  • California ; Geographical information system ; Hydrology ; Impact ; Model ; San Diego ; Stream ; United States of America ; Urban environment ; Urbanization ; Water quality ; Watershed
  • of understanding urban impacts on hydrologic behavior. They then use this modeling approach to demonstrate that the conclusions made about the effects of urbanization on stream flow are a complex function of interactions between the watershed drainage network
  • 2008
  • Power ; Small town ; Spatial embeddedness ; United States of America ; Urban function ; Urbanization ; Western United States
  • 2008
  • Capitalism ; Competitiveness ; France ; Governance ; Grenoble ; Polarization ; Post-Fordism ; Research and development ; Rhône-Alpes ; Territory ; Urban economy ; Urban function
  • 2008
  • China ; Economic strategy ; Hong Kong ; Network ; Producer services ; Quaternary sector ; Tertiary sector ; Urban function ; Urban geography ; World city
  • 2008