Special Issue "Regional Urbanization"
A special issue of Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2019) | Viewed by 16023
Interests: knowledge economy; urban system; metropolitan region; regional governance
The concept of regional urbanization describes the transition between urban and regional spaces where the duality between urban and suburban spaces dissolves. Recent developments of metropolises and their surrounding regions are shaped through divergent and partly contrary dynamics of concentration, as well as de-concentration processes of jobs and households within the urbanized region. Economic geography and regional studies mainly analyze the processes of metropolization (the concentration processes of economic functions) and regionalization (the de-concentration processes of economic functions) and focus on resulting polycentric and networked megaregions.
At the same time, studies in urban and population geography describe the concentration and deconcentration processes of people and households in urbanized regions with the concepts of reurbanization (the concentration processes of people and households) and suburbanization (the deconcentration processes of people and households).
Although traditionally addressed in different strands of geography, these economic and demographic processes do overlap and partly add to each other due to the comprehensive changes initiated by megatrends like the rising knowledge economy and digitalization. Thus, the Special Issue aims at an integrated discussion on processes influencing economic and demographic patterns of concentration and de-concentration in urbanized regions.
Prof. Dr. Anna Growe
Dr. Angelika Münter
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- political consequences
- planning strategies
- comparative analyses
- knowledge economy