The Effect of Remoteness and Isolation on Development of Peripheral Settlements

  • Boris A. Portnov
  • Evyatar Erell


As differentials in development potential have increased in recent years (Wong 1995), overcoming inequalities in the level of socio-economic development has become a key issue for urban and regional planners worldwide. These inequalities are often the result of the spatial characteristics of the settlement pattern, reflecting differences between core and peripheral areas.


Population Growth Urban Growth Employment Growth Peripheral Area Housing Construction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris A. Portnov
    • 1
  • Evyatar Erell
    • 1
  1. 1.J. Blaustein Institute for Desert ResearchBen-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede-Boker CampusSede-Boker CampusIsrael

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