TOWARDS REURBANIZATION AND DECONCENTRATION: THE DUALITY IN EUROPEAN URBAN DEVELOPMENT TRENDS IN THE DECADE TO 1981

The analysis of urban change in Europe has revealed a consistent empirical "life-cycle" of urban development starting from a strong growth in the urban cores followed by successive phases of suburbanization and desurbanization leading recently to some form of incipient reurbanization. It is also clear that a discernable pattern of population change is now occurring in smaller settlements located outside the traditional commuting hinterlands of the major urban concentrations. As a result, the inter-dependence of urban systems and urban change is probably more evident now than at any time in Europe's long urban history. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 276520. (Author/TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Transportation Planning Research Colloquium 1983 held in Zandvoort on December 14-16, 1983. Volume II.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colloguium Vervoersplanologisch Speurwerk

    P.O. Box 45
    Delft,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Drewett, R
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00389284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM