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  • Claire Dujardin
  • Isabelle Thomas
  • Henry Tulkens

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The goal of this study is to propose a method for determining the limits of the Brussels urban agglomeration. The method is inspired by a review of the criteria used by national statistical institutes in several countries and based on a limited set of simple and easily available statistical indicators. We define the Brussels agglomeration as a group of municipalities that are densely populated or have an important concentration of jobs, and exhibit a strong functional dependence with the Brussels-Capital region, i.e. a high rate of commuting trips towards this region. According to this census-based definition, the Brussels agglomeration includes a constant core of 31 municipalities in 1991 and 2001. An additional municipality was included in the agglomeration in 1991 but not in 2001, indicating a small shrinking of the agglomeration.

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Article provided by De Boeck Université in its journal Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique.

Volume (Year): XLVI (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 155-176

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Handle: RePEc:cai:rpvedb:rpve_462_0155

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Keywords: urban agglomeration; Brussels; urban geography;

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  1. DUJARDIN, Claire & lorant, VINCENT & THOMAS, Isabelle, 2013. "Self-assessed health of elderly people in Brussels: does the built environment matter?," CORE Discussion Papers 2013048, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  2. Isabelle Thomas & Vojtech Eksler & Sylvain Lassarre, 2006. "A Geo-Statistical Analysis of Road Mortality in the Enlarged EU," ERSA conference papers ersa06p223, European Regional Science Association.
  3. DE KEERSMAECKER, Marie-Laurence & FRANKHAUSER, Pierre & THOMAS, Isabelle, . "Using fractal dimensions for characterizing intra-urban diversity: the example of Brussels," CORE Discussion Papers RP -1686, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  4. Vandenbulcke, Grégory & Dujardin, Claire & Thomas, Isabelle & Geus, Bas de & Degraeuwe, Bart & Meeusen, Romain & Panis, Luc Int, 2011. "Cycle commuting in Belgium: Spatial determinants and 're-cycling' strategies," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 45(2), pages 118-137, February.
  5. Jean CavailhËs & Isabelle Thomas, 2011. "The influence of urban sprawl on farmland prices in Belgium (refereed paper)," ERSA conference papers ersa10p1628, European Regional Science Association.

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