Photis, Yorgos N. and Tsobanoglou, Stelios (2009): Measuring Urban Dynamics Through Public and Private Sector Concentration Patterns: The Case of Thessaly, Greece. Published in: Τhe Contexts, Dynamics and Planning of Urban Development (2009): pp. 183-202.
Download (3MB) | Preview
After the intense and unprecedented urbanisation of the last centuries, it is more than evident that a clear understanding of the ongoing trends of urban growth and clustering is needed if we are to aim for a better insight as to their possible future. The main aim of this paper is the definition of a methodological framework for the determination, analysis and cross-evaluation of urban clusters which are formulated within wider study areas, such as administrative regions. To this end, different methods and techniques are utilised, that stem from the fields of Statistics and Quantitative Spatial Analysis and which, during recent years, are all the more commonly applied to the different stages of Geographical Analysis. The definition of urban clusters is mainly based on different types of variables, such as the demographic characteristics of the cities, the number of public and private sector services located in them, as well as the total length of the different types of road network in the study area. Furthermore, a comparative indicator of spatial concentration is formulated that reflects the role and the relative weight of every urban area in the study region as well as its spatial influence. Such a measurement improves the definition and analysis of urban clusters and at the same time, constitutes an alternative assessment of their overall locational perspective. Both the proposed methodological framework and the formulated indicator are applied in the region of Thessaly, Greece.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Measuring Urban Dynamics Through Public and Private Sector Concentration Patterns: The Case of Thessaly, Greece|
|Keywords:||Public and private sector services, quantitative spatial analysis, spatial concentration, Thessaly, urban clusters, urban growth|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O18 - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis ; Housing ; Infrastructure
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
|Depositing User:||Yorgos N. Photis|
|Date Deposited:||03. Nov 2010 08:42|
|Last Modified:||31. Dec 2015 21:10|
Argyris, C. (1997) Economy of Space: Volume II, Urban Economy, Thessaloniki: Editions of Kyrakidi bros, [in Greek].
Christaller, W. (1966) Central places in Southern Germany, Translate from Christaller W. (1933) “Die zentralen Orte in Suddeutschland. Eine okonomisch-geographische Untersuchung uber die Gesetzmassigkeit der Verteilung und Entwicklung der Siedlungen mit stadtischer Funktionen”, Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall.
Clark, C. (1982) Regional and Urban Location, New York: St. Martin’s Press.
Doxiadis, C.A. (1964) “The Ancient Greek City and the City of the Present”, Doxiadis-Associates-Consultants, Athens.
Dueker, K. and Jampoler S. (2002) “Global Urban Quality: An Analysis of Urban Indicators Using Geographic Information Science”, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science.
Fotheringham, S. (1991) “Migration and Spatial Structure: The Development of ths Competing Destinations Model”, in: Stillwell J. and Congdon P. (eds), Migration Models: Macro and Micro Approaches, London; New York: Belhaven Press, pp. 57-72.
Golany, G. (1982) “Selecting Cities for New Settlements in Arid Lands: Negev Case Study”, Energy and Building, 4: 23-41.
Gutierrez, J. and Urbano P. (2002) “Accessibility in the European Union: the Impact of the Trans – European Road Network”, Journal of Transport Geography, 4: 15-25.
Haughton, G. and Hunter C. (1994) Sustainable Cities, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Howard, E. (1985) Garden Cities of Tomorrow, London: Attic Books.
Krakover, S. (1987) “Clusters of Cities versus City Region in Regional Planning”, Environment and Planning A, 19: 375-86.
Maloutas, C. (1994) “Quantitative methods of geographic analysis: Notes”, Department Urban Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Volos, [in Greek].
Moreno, J.L (1953; 1978 reprint) Who Shall Survive? Foundations of Sociometry, Group Psychotherapy and Sociodrama, Beacon: Beacon House Inc.
Page, M., Parisel C., Pumain D. and Sanders l. (2000) “Knowlwdge-based simulation of settlement systems”, Computers, environment and urban systems 25: 167-193.
Pangle, T.L. (1979) The laws of Plato, English Translation, New York: Basics Books Inc.
Photis, Y. N. (2002) “Spatial Analysis Methods and Techniques”, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Volos, [in Greek].
Portnov, B.A. and Erell E. (2001) “Urban Clustering: The benefits and the drawbacks of location”, England: Ashgate Publishing Company.
Portnov, B., Erell E., Bivand R. and Nilsen A. (2000) “Investigating the Effect of Clustering of the Urban Field on Sustainable Population Growth of centrally Located and Peripheral Towns”, International Journal of Population Geography, 6: 133-154.
Portnov, B. and Etzion Y. (2000) “Investigating the effects of public policy on the interregional patterns of population growth: the case of Israel”, Elsevier Science, 34: 239-269.
Pred, A. (1977) City Systems in Advanced Economies, London: Hutchinson.
Pumain, D. (1982) La dynamique des villes, Paris: Editions Economica.
Pumain, D. and Robic M.C. (1996) “Théoriser la ville”, in: Derycke, P.H., Huriot J.M. and Pumain D. (eds), Penser la ville, Paris: Anthropos.
Pumain, D. (2000) “Settlement systems in the evolution”, Geografiska Annaler, 82B(2): 73-87.
Pumain, D. and Gaudin J. (2002) “Systems of cities and government: An analysis by Giovanni Botero at the time of the Renaissanse”. Cybergeo: European journal of geography, 227.
Reilly, W.J. (1929) “Methods for the study of retail relationships”, University of Texas, Bulletin, 2944.
Richardson, H.W. (1977) Regional Growth Theory, London: Macmillan.
Weber, A. (1909;1929 reprint), Theory of the Location of Industries, Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press.
Wong, C. (1995) “Developing Quantitative Indicators for Urban and Regional Policy Analysis”, in: R. Hambleton and T. Huw, Urban Policy Evaluation: Challenge and Change, Cardiff: Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd., pp. 111-22.