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The Italian way to deconcentration. Rome: The appeal of the historic centre. Chieti-Pescara: The strength of the periphery

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In this paper we deal with the topic of deconcentration in two Italian metropolitan areas: Rome, the capital city; and Chieti-Pescara, a medium-sized urban area. The paper reveals the particular patterns of deconcentration in those areas, exemplifying the Italian approach to deconcentration. These metropolitan areas show that deconcentration is an undesired phenomenon; enterprises choose peripheral areas for their lower costs on the real-estate market and for better accessibility; central locations are still favoured by the ICT sector and the front office functions in the tertiary sector; and deconcentration is showing an upward trend.

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  • Deconcentration
  • sprawl
  • Rome
  • economic dynamics
  • locational choices

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Montanari, A., Staniscia, B., Di Zio, S. (2007). The Italian way to deconcentration. Rome: The appeal of the historic centre. Chieti-Pescara: The strength of the periphery. In: Razin, E., Dijst, M., VÁZquez, C. (eds) Employment Deconcentration in European Metropolitan Areas. The GeoJournal Library, vol 91. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5762-5_6

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