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Barcelona, Metropolis policentrica en red

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  • Joan Trullén


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

  • Rafael Boix

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

La organización de la producción en el espacio se asocia con el crecimiento y el desarrollo económico. En esta investigación se propone el estudio de las relaciones entre Barcelona y los municipios de su sistema urbano desde tres niveles del análisis: el área metropolitana, la región metropolitana policéntrica, y la red de ciudades. El estudio del área metropolitana permite comprobar el cambio de extensión de la metrópolis de Barcelona, la dirección de la expansión y la creciente integración con otras áreas urbanas de Cataluña. El análisis interno del área metropolitana nos permite comprobar que a pesar del gran peso específico del municipio de Barcelona, el sistema urbano es policéntrico. El incremento en extensión de la metrópolis se debe a la expansión conjunta de la interacción con Barcelona y con un conjunto de ciudades de antigua tradición industrial. Las áreas de influencia de todos estos subcentros se entrelazan al expandirse, formado una región metropolitana policéntrica. Finalmente, la aplicación al análisis de las teorías de redes de ciudades permite identificar un sistema urbano en el que coexisten relaciones jerárquicas con no jerárquicas, y en el que se generan relaciones de complementariedad y sinergia. El análisis de las redes de ciudades en clave de economía del conocimiento permite deducir la dependencia en la transmisión de información y conocimiento tanto de las redes verticales como de las horizontales. Posteriores estudios deben encaminarse a cuantificar los efectos de la estructura urbana sobre la productividad y la utilidad.

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wpdea0303.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2003
Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wpdea0303
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