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The city's hinterland : dynamism and divergence in Europe's peri-urban territories /
edited by Keith Hoggart.
imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2005.
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viii, 175 p. : ill.
ISBN
0754643441 (alk. paper)
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Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2005.
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0754643441 (alk. paper)
contents note
City hinterlands in European space / Keith Hoggart -- Diversity in the rural hinterlands of European cities / Vincent Briquel and Jean-Jacques Collicard -- Commuter belt turbulence in a dynamic region : the case of the Munich city-region / Claudia Kraemer -- Residential growth and economic polarization in the French Alps : the prospects for rural-urban cohesion / Nathalie Bertrand and Emmanuelle George-Marcelpoil -- Urban spread effects and rural change in city hinterlands : the case of two Andalusian cities / Francisco Entrena -- Tensions, strains, and patterns of concentration in England's city-regions / Steven Henderson -- Convergence and divergence in European city hinterlands : a cross-national comparison / Keith Hoggart.
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5656539
 
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Despite the fact that the rural commuter belts of cities are major loci of population change, economic growth and dynamic social change within city regions, most research tends to ignore this area while focusing on the built-up city core. However, with the current emphasis on the role of rural areas in policy debates, it is vital to recognize the importance of the "commuter belt." By comparing four major European cities, this book offers the first comparative investigation of the dynamism of city rural hinterlands. It assesses whether rural areas will become effectively integrated into quality of life improvements as a result of their inter-dependencies with cities, focusing on the critical arenas of employment change, housing and service provision. In doing so, it investigates how change in these three fields impact on the quality of life and physical environment of rural hinterlands.
Main Description
Despite the fact that the rural commuter belts of cities are major loci of population change, economic growth and dynamic social change within city regions, most research tends to focus on the built-up city core. By comparing four major European cities (in England, France, Germany and Spain), this book offers the first comparative investigation of the dynamism of city rural hinterlands.
Long Description
Despite the fact that the rural commuter belts of cities are major loci of population change, economic growth and dynamic social change within city regions, most research tends to ignore this area while focusing on the built-up city core. However, with the current emphasis on the role of rural areas in policy debates, it is vital to recognize the importance of the 'commuter belt'. By comparing four major European cities (in England, France, Germany and Spain), this book offers the first comparative investigation of the dynamism of city rural hinterlands. It assesses whether rural areas will become effectively integrated into quality of life improvements as a result of their inter-dependencies with cities, focusing on the critical arenas of employment change, housing and service provision. In doing so, it investigates how change in these three fields impact on the quality of life and physical environment of rural hinterlands.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume brings together research from four European countries on the nature and impact on rural areas of linkages with cities, with a specific focus on the consequences for employment, housing and services.
Table of Contents
City Hinterlands in European space
Diversity in the rural Hinterlands of European cities
Commuter belt turbulence in a dynamic region: the case of the Munich city-region
Residential growth and economic polarization in the French Alps: the prospects for rural-urban cohesion
Urban spread effects and rural change in city Hinterlands: the case of two Andalusian cities
Tensions, strains and patterns of concentration in England's city-regions
Convergence and divergence in European city Hinterlands: a cross-national comparison
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