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Descentralisation, Integration and polycentrism in Barcelona

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  • Ivan Muñiz

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

  • Anna Galindo

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

  • Miguel Angel García

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

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    In this study the employment subcentres of the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona are identified using different criteria. Once catalogued according to their nature,i.e. subcentres arising from integration and decentralisation, they are analysed to see whether their impact on population density depends on their origin. The results obtained confirm a greater impact of integrated subcentres in comparison with decentralised ones, amplified in turn by the fact that the former are further from the CBD and present a greater degree of self-containment in the labor market.

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    Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wpdea0512.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wpdea0512

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    Keywords: Employment decentralisation; policentric city; metropolitan integration;

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