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Employment Deconcentration in European Metropolitan Areas

Market Forces versus Planning Regulations

  • Adds a unique feature to the voluminous literature on urban sprawl: the focus on economic activities

  • Focus on European metropolitan areas (and on economic activities within European metropolitan areas)

  • Unique comparative perspective on employment deconcentration that includes also transformed post-communist and Israeli metropolitan areas

  • Contribution to the literature on urban outcomes of transformed welfare state regimes

  • Detailed accounts on spatial processes in selected major European metropolitan areas

Part of the book series: GeoJournal Library (GEJL, volume 91)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XV
  2. Economic deconcentration in a rational planning system: The Dutch case

    • Annet Bogaerts, Frans Dieleman, Martin Dijst, Stan Geertman
    Pages 29-52
  3. The Spanish way to economic deconcentration: A process of several speeds

    • Manuel Valenzuela, Carmen Vázquez, Antonio J. Palacios, ángel Jodra
    Pages 115-144
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 293-293

About this book

European metropolitan areas have experienced a marked reorganization associated with the processes of globalization and the European integration of economic act- ities on various spatial scales. Much of this change is particularly evident at the edge of central cities, further away at suburban locations and on the fringes of expanding metropolitan areas. These spatial processes of urban expansion, sprawling dev- opment, and employment deconcentration present constant challenges to urban quality of life, raising concerns about excessive consumption of land and energy, traffic congestion, and so forth. These concerns prompt the formulation of public policies at various levels of government: European Union agencies, national, and sub national public authorities. The challenges posed by the spatial reorganization of economic activities within European metropolitan areas and their implications for the quality of life inspired the research project sponsored by the European Commission 5th Framework, entitled: Spatial Deconcentration of Economic Land Use and Quality of Life in European Metropolitan Areas (SELMA). The primary goal of SELMA was to design urban planning and management strategies to ensure the maintenance of the quality of life in European metropolitan areas. To this end, three broad activities were defined. The first focused on the identification and analysis of the driving forces and dynamics behind the process of economic land-use deconcentration in metropolitan areas. An analysis of the impacts of these processes on urban quality of life formed the heart of the second activity.

Editors and Affiliations

  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

    Eran Razin

  • University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Martin Dijst

  • University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

    Carmen VÁZquez

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