(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Beyond the metropolis : new employment centers and historic administrative cities in the Madrid global city region

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ROMERO V. (1) ; SOLÍS E. (2) ; DE UREÑA J.M. (2) ;
(1) School of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, ESPAGNE
(2) School of Architecture, Univ. of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, ESPAGNE


This article uses the Madrid city region as a case study to analyze the emergence of new “globalization arenas”—dense agglomeration nodes of knowledge-intensive business services (KIBSs)—on the outskirts of large metropolises (METs). It focuses on two distinct types of centers. New employment centers (NECs) are produced by intrametropolitan suburbanization and realignment of preexisting small agglomerations. Historic administrative cities (HACs) are created by suprametropolitan scale processes remaking historically autonomous centers beyond the MET, which are only now being articulated in metropolitan transformation. It uses statistical, cartographic, and econometric techniques to analyze proximity and economic base characteristics of NECs and HACs. As KIBSs continue to evolve in patterns of decentralized concentration, HACs are becoming more important KIBS nodes amidst complex landscapes of functional specialization and repositioning


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no6 [pp. 889-915]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 6 tabl., 1 carte



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/02723638.2014.939538

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