(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

The concept of functional urban area. Findings of the ESPON project 1.1.1

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Functional Urban Areas (FUA's) rate as building stocks of polycentric regions as well as for development policies strengthening a polycentric urban structure. They are seen as arenas for supra-regional functions and as nodes for national and international networks. The article presents the findings of EPSON 1.1.1 about the application of the concept of FUA in 29 European countries which actually differs very much. There is a great need for further analysis. This must take care of the varying role of urban regions in the regional, national or international socio-economic networks as well as of the preconditions for their future development in the globalizing world. - (IFL)


Article of periodic

published at : Informationen zur Raumentwicklung / ISSN 0303-2493

Editor : Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landeskunde und Raumordnung, Bonn - ALLEMAGNE (1974)

Millesime : 2005, no7 [pp. 447-456]

Collation : Illustration ;




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