(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The social dynamics of suburbanization : insights from a qualitative model

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), Columbia Univ., New York, ETATS-UNIS
  • Institute for Climate Impact Research, Postdam, ALLEMAGNE


This article examines the social dynamics between in two European suburban areas: the Wirral (Liverpool), UK and Leipzig, Germany. The results suggest that these social dynamics would, if other possible influences are ignored, lead to a situation of fluctuating residential in-migration and out-migration and to waves of suburbanization in the study regions. Suburban in-migration could only be reduced by strict planning regulations and/or other external forces which impact actor-class constellations and interdependencies. The analysis further indicates that suburbs develop into independent residential areas, separate from the urban centers; the vast majority of moves occur within suburbs or into suburbs from outside the region


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no4 [pp. 980-1000]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a4639

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