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Regional and Spatial Development of Medium-Sized Municipalities in the North Central Region

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  • Sonia Dokova

    ()

  • Kamen Petrov

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

  • Nikolai Tsonkov

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

  • Georgi Nikolov

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

  • Georgi Tzolov

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

  • Elka Vasileva

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

  • Nikola Tanakov

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

  • Cvetelina Berberova-Valcheva

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Abstract

Reducing of number of city functions and slow urban development of medium and small cities among 30000 – 100000 people (which are research object) create terms of social economic disproportions. In this situation the main purpose of the research is analyzing the tendencies and regional development potential of medium size cities in North central region in Bulgaria. For the need of methodology, the authors use quantitative and qualitative methods as method of hidden internal dependencies between surveying objects; methods for detection of cause – effect relations between objects and phenomenon; comparison method; analysis and synthesis. Research task: To analyze social economic situation in medium size cities in North central Bulgarian region; The authors are going to realize systematic estimation of regional development instruments contribution, effectiveness and effects of strategy and regional and local plans for development related to regional development of surveying cities in the region; To formulate final conclusions on basis of municipalities analysis. In comparison to other regions in Bulgaria there are great misbalances. The tendencies and perspectives for their development illustrates realism and fulfilment of planning steps, activities and concrete projects in accordance to rehabilitate infrastructure – technical, educational, social and cultural.

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  • Sonia Dokova & Kamen Petrov & Nikolai Tsonkov & Georgi Nikolov & Georgi Tzolov & Elka Vasileva & Nikola Tanakov & Cvetelina Berberova-Valcheva, 2018. "Regional and Spatial Development of Medium-Sized Municipalities in the North Central Region," Nauchni trudove, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 5, pages 229-256, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2018:i:5:p:229-256
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    Keywords

    cities; development; territory; plans; legislation;

    JEL classification:

    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
    • R20 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - General
    • R42 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government and Private Investment Analysis; Road Maintenance; Transportation Planning
    • R50 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - General
    • P25 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
    • P3 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions

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