Mobility Behaviours in Peri-urban Areas. The Milan Urban Region Case Study

Abstract The paper focuses on mobility practices and the emergence of new geographies of movements in Lombardy peri-urban areas, in order to investigate whether and if so how new processes of urban regionalization (Soja 2011, Brenner 2013, Young and Keil 2010) can be recognized through a plurality of forms and conditions of mobility behaviours. Enhancing, on the one hand, the contribution of Italian and French research on peri-urbanism and its different forms, and on the other hand following in a line of studies on “mobility turns”, this paper proposes a comparative analysis of some peri-urban areas characterized by specific processes of urban sprawl, differentiated by age, morpho-functional features and settlements within the Milan Urban Region. The hypothesis to investigate is whether and if so how the specificity and diversity of the processes of urban sprawl belonging to different "generations" of peri-urbanism in Milan Urban Region affect the forms of mobility and lifestyles, showing different living habits and specific issues.


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  • Accession Number: 01639559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2017 2:39PM