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Re-urbanity: urbanising the rural and ruralising the urban


  • Claude Lacour
  • Sylvette Puissant


In recent years, increased attention has been paid to intermediate zones, especially medium-sized and small-sized areas, which have witnessed new sociospatial dynamics. We discuss a theoretical approach for updating the analysis of the structuring and the functioning of these areas which are searching for an identity. We assume, in particular, that they would express a new spatial model, which is qualified as re-urbanity. We present our arguments by combining rural and urban features and values, enabling us to constitute a comprehensive framework for these emergent sociospatial dynamics.

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  • Claude Lacour & Sylvette Puissant, 2007. "Re-urbanity: urbanising the rural and ruralising the urban," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 39(3), pages 728-747, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:39:y:2007:i:3:p:728-747

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    1. Uzi Rebhun & David L. Brown, 2015. "Patterns and selectivities of urban/rural migration in Israel," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 33(5), pages 113-144, July.
    2. João Lourenço Marques & Eduardo Anselmo Castro & Arnab Bhattacharjee, 2012. "Methods and models of analysis in the urban housing market," Chapters,in: Networks, Space and Competitiveness, chapter 7, pages 149-180 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Claude LACOUR (GREThA) & Sylvette PUISSANT (GREThA), 2008. "Medium-Sized Cities and the Dynamics of Creative Services," Cahiers du GREThA 2008-08, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.

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