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Publication Metropolitan areas in Europe

Abstract of a new BBSR study

Editor: BBSR Series: BBSR-Berichte KOMPAKT Issue: 7/2010 Published: July 2010 ISBN: 978-3-87994-392-0 ISSN: 1867-0547 URN: urn:nbn:de:101:1-2010080518

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This "Berichte KOMPAKT" issue presents the results of a new BBSR study dealing with the European territory. According to a new, theoretically substantiated principle, the spatial distribution of metropolitan functions in Europe will be measured according to standardised criteria and coherent metropolitan areas will be defined and characterised.

Direction:
Dr. Karl Peter Schön


Inhalt

  • Introduction
  • Selecting functional areas
  • Selecting indicators
  • Indexing and weighting
  • Functional area "politics"
  • Functional area "economy"
  • Functional area "science"
  • Functional area "transport"
  • Functional area "culture"
  • Locations of metropolitan functions in Europe
  • Regional density of metropolitan functions
  • Defining metropolitan areas
  • Demographical and economic importance of metropolitan areas
  • Functional importance of metropolitan areas
  • Classifying metropolitan areas
  • Metropolitan areas in Germany
  • Conclusions


German version:
Metropolräume in Europa. Kurzfassung einer neuen Studie des BBSR. BBSR-Berichte KOMPAKT 4/2010
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