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Employment descentralisation: polycentric compaction or sprawl? The case of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region 1986-1996

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  • Miguel Angel Garcia Lopez

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

  • Ivan Muñiz Olivera

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

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    The Barcelona Metropolitan Region (BMR) has been repeatedly characterised as a polycentric-type urban system. The aim of this study is to corroborate this affirmation by making use of a methodology that enables the identifying of employment subcentres and valuing of the degree of polycentrism of the BMR in 1986 and 1996. The results obtained in the two years confirm the existence and extension of the polycentrism.

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    Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wpdea0511.

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    Length: 30 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wpdea0511

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    Keywords: Employment subcentres; identification; descentralisation; sprawl; compaction; polycentrism.;

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