(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

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Research on metropolitan functions : identification and definitions according to the ESPON and alternative approaches

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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’ 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)


Article of periodic

published at : Europa XXI / ISSN 1429-7132

Editor : POLOGNE

Millesime : 2008, no18 [pp. 47-57]

Bibliographic references : 27 ref.

Collation : 1 fig., 1 tabl.



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