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Émergence de pôles secondaires et rôle des macroagents urbains au sein de l'agglomération bordelaise


  • Frédéric Gaschet


The urban structures have changed deeply under the influence of the suburbanisation of people and employment. This trend does not lead however to a generalized sprawl of households and firms but rather to a process of agglomeration within new urban subcenters. Within the bordeaux metropolitan area, these subcenters appear to be clearly diffenciated from the main center, in terms of size and economic functions. A specific combination of agglomeration and dispersion forces is then proposed to explain these features, based upon the attention paid to the role of public and private developers. The capacity of these forces to explain the location, size and economic specialisations of the different subcenters is examined through the estimate of a discrete location choice model of firms. Classification JEL : R11, R12.

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  • Frédéric Gaschet, 2003. "Émergence de pôles secondaires et rôle des macroagents urbains au sein de l'agglomération bordelaise," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(5), pages 707-732.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_035_0707

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    1. David Guerrero & Laurent Proulhac, 2014. "Nouvelles dynamiques territoriales des activités de distribution : l'émergence de nouvelles polarités logistiques périurbaines," Post-Print hal-01070177, HAL.

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    suburbanization; urban sprawl; subcentres; urban developers;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


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