(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Conceptualizing urban shrinkage

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HAASE A. (1) ; RINK D. (1) ; GROSSMANN K. (1) ; BERNT M. (2) ; MYKHENKO V. (3) ;
(1) Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Dept. of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Leipzig, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning, Erkner, ALLEMAGNE
(3) School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, ROYAUME-UNI


The AA. apply an integrative model which maps the entire process of urban shrinkage in different contexts and independently of local or national specifics; it covers causes, impacts, responses, and feedback loops, and the interrela-tions between these aspects. The model builds a framework into which place-specific and time-specific explanations can be embedded. It is thus a heuristics that enables communication, if not comparison, across different contexts. With the help of this model, the authors hope to find a way in which shrinkage can be studied both in a conceptually rigorous and in an historically specific way. Instead of an invariant ‘process of shrinkage’, they portray a ‘pluralist world of shrinkages’


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no7 [pp. 1519-1534]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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