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Changing Urban Systems: An Empirical Analysis at Two Spatial Levels


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  • Lambert van der Laan
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    VAN DER LAAN L. (1998) Changing urban systems, an empirical analysis at two spatial levels, Reg. Studies 32, 235-247. Changes in the urban system are increasingly caused by the interdependency of the local and regional level. This requires a framework which incorporates the processes of both levels. On the basis of an empirical analysis of commuting patterns and urban labour markets in the Netherlands, a framework is proposed which relates changes in the urban system to changes in the regional employment structure. VAN DER LAAN L. (1998) Transformer les systemes urbains: une analyse empirique a deux niveaux spatiaux, Reg. Studies 32, 235-247. La transformation du systeme urbain remonte de plus en plus a l'interdependance des niveaux local et regional. Cela laisse supposer un cadre qui comporte les processus des deux niveaux. A partir d'une analyse empirique de la structure des migrations quotidiennes et des marches de l'emploi urbains aux Pays-Bas, on propose un cadre qui rapporte la transformation du systeme urbain a l'evolution de la structure de l'emploi regional. VAN DER LAAN L. (1998) Stadtsysteme im Wandel: eine empirische Analyse auf zwei raumlichen Ebenen, Reg. Studies 32, 235-247. Veranderungen im stadtischen System werden zunehmend durch die gegenseitige Abhangigkeit der Lokalund der Regionalebene verursacht. Es drangt sich dabei der Gedanke auf, sie durch eine Grundstruktur zu ersetzen, welche die Vorgange beider Ebenen in sich vereinigt. Unter Bezugnahme auf eine empirische Analyse von Pendlermustern und stadtischen Arbeitsmarkten in den Niederlanden wird eine Rahmenstruktur vorgeschlagen, die Wandel im Stadtsystem mit Veranderungen in der Regionalstruktur des Erwerbslebens in Beziehung setzt.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

    Volume (Year): 32 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 235-247

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:32:y:1998:i:3:p:235-247

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    Keywords: Urban System; Network; Commuting; Labour Market; Multi-NODALITY;


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    1. Boarnet Marlon G., 1994. "The Monocentric Model and Employment Location," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 79-97, July.
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    1. de Goei, B. & Burger, M.J. & van Oort, F.G. & Kitson, M., 2009. "Functional Polycentrism and Urban Network Development in the Greater South East UK: Evidence from Commuting Patterns, 1981-2001," ERIM Report Series Research in Management ERS-2009-038-ORG, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
    2. Lambert van der Laan, 1998. "Commuting in multinodal urban systems: An empirical comparison of three alternative models," ERSA conference papers ersa98p252, European Regional Science Association.
    3. Javier Manuel Romani Fernandez & Jordi Surinach Caralt & Manuel Artis Ortuno, 2001. "Are commuting and residential mobility decisions simultaneous?: the case of catalonia," Working Papers in Economics 73, Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia.
    4. van Oort, F.G. & Burger, M.J. & Raspe, O., 2009. "On the Economic Foundation of the Urban Network Paradigm: Spatial Integration, Functional Integration and Economic Complementarities within the Dutch Randstad," ERIM Report Series Research in Management ERS-2009-039-ORG, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
    5. Otto Raspe & Frank Van Oort & Martijn Burger, 2006. "Economic Networks and Urban Complementarities in the Dutch Randstad Region," ERSA conference papers ersa06p827, European Regional Science Association.
    6. Javier Romani & Jordi Surinach & Manuel Artiis, 2003. "Are Commuting and Residential Mobility Decisions Simultaneous?: The Case of Catalonia, Spain," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(8), pages 813-826.
    7. Surinach, Jordi & Romaní, Javier & Royuela, Vicente & Reyes, Monica, 2000. "Urban Systems In The Barcelona Province: A First Step For Estimating Local Economic Activity," ERSA conference papers ersa00p183, European Regional Science Association.
    8. Robbert Zandvliet & Martin Dijst, 2005. "Breaking Down the Daily Use of Places - A Space-Time Typology of Temporary Populations in the Netherlands," ERSA conference papers ersa05p203, European Regional Science Association.
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    10. Veneri, Paolo & Burgalassi, David, 2010. "Questioning polycentric development and its effects: issues of definition and measurement for the Italian NUTS 2 Regions," MPRA Paper 26410, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    11. Paola Bertolini & Enrico Giovannetti & Francesco Pagliacci, 2011. "Regional patterns in the achievement of the Lisbon Strategy: a comparison between polycentric regions and monocentric ones," Center for the Analysis of Public Policies (CAPP) 0097, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Economia Politica.
    12. Schwanen, Tim & Dieleman, Frans M. & Dijst, Martin, 2002. "The impact of metropolitan structure on commute behavior in the Netherlands: a multilevel approach," ERSA conference papers ersa02p069, European Regional Science Association.
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