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Peri-Urban Dynamics in Murcia Region (SE Spain): The Successful Case of the Altorreal Complex

Department of Geography, Faculty of Letters, University of Murcia, 30001 Murcia, Spain
University Institute of Research in Sustainable Territorial Development, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Extremadura, 10071 Cáceres, Spain
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Urban Sci. 2018, 2(3), 60;
Received: 7 June 2018 / Revised: 12 July 2018 / Accepted: 16 July 2018 / Published: 19 July 2018
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The spatial pattern of the urban development recently experienced by large urban areas is significantly changing the traditional city model based on its compactness. It is generating new forms of urban organization that imply morphological, territorial, social, and functional changes. We analyzed the spatial impact generated by the construction of the Altorreal resort in the Murcia region and its effects on the local population (e.g. number of inhabitants). The results obtained highlight the importance of this resort in terms of space and population compared with other neighborhoods of the city. View Full-Text
Keywords: metropolitan area; urbanization; golf; interurban network metropolitan area; urbanization; golf; interurban network

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Giménez García, R.; García Marín, R.; Serrano Martínez, J.M.; Pulido Fernández, M. Peri-Urban Dynamics in Murcia Region (SE Spain): The Successful Case of the Altorreal Complex. Urban Sci. 2018, 2, 60.

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