PL EN


2016 | 35 | 2 | 39-58
Article title

Spatiality of Local Governments in European Intermediate Urban Regions: A Methodological Approach

Content
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
Local authorities are central actors in the governance of European intermediate urban regions. In this paper, we propose a methodology to analyse the fragmentation of local authorities within 119 urban regions. We tested several European databases to create indicators of fragmentation and to develop a typology of fragmentation within cities. Our results show that the Eurostat Cities programme gives a consistent spatial definition of urban regions and that their fragmentation is mainly influenced by national contexts. The developed methodology is a contribution to the debate on territorial reforms and urban governance transformations.
Year
Volume
35
Issue
2
Pages
39-58
Physical description
Dates
published
2016-06-15
Contributors
  • Department of Geography, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
  • Department of Geography, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
References
  • Antier G., 2005. Les stratégies des grandes métropoles. Enjeux, pouvoirs et aménagement. Armand Colin, Paris.
  • Benko G., Bouinot J., 2003. Compétitivité et promotion des villes moyennes. In: Villes moyennes et mondialisation. Renouvellement de l’analyse et des stratégies. Éditions trames, université de Montréal, Montréal: 190-199.
  • Bevir M. (ed.), 2011. The SAGE Handbook of Governance. SAGE, London.
  • Boino P., Desjardins X., 2012. Intercommunalité: politique et territoire. La Documentation Française, Paris.
  • Brenner N., 1999. Globalisation as reterritorialisation: The re-scaling of urban governance in the European Union. Urban Studies 36(3): 431-451.
  • Brunet R., 1989. Les villes “européennes”. La Documentation Française, Paris.
  • Brunet R., 1997. Territoires de France et d’Europe: raisons de géographie. Belin, Paris.
  • Budde R., Ehlert C., Neumann U., Grabow B., Hollbach- Grömig B., Seidel-Schulze a., Trofin l., Bergs r., 2010. Second State of European Cities Report. Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung.
  • Carrière J.-P., 2008. les villes intermédiaires européennes et l’Europe polycentrique? Réalités industrielles (1): 18-25.
  • Castells M., 1996. The rise of the network society: The Information Age: Economy, society and culture. Blackwell, Oxford.
  • Cattan N., Pumain D., rozenblat C., Saint-Julien T., 1999. Le système des villes européennes. Anthropos-Economica, Paris.
  • Cornett P., 2014. a new regional balance: Challenges and opportunities for intermediate city regions. Paper presented at the 54th Congress of the European regional Science Association, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • David Q., Peeters D., Van Hamme G., Vandermotten C., 2013. Is bigger better? Economic performances of European cities, 1960-1990. Cities 35: 237-254.
  • Dijkstra l., 2009. Regional focus. Metropolitan regions in the EU. European Commission, Brussels, 01/2009, regional Policy.
  • Dijkstra L., Poelman H., 2012. Cities in Europe. The new OECDEC definition. Regional and Urban Policy, Brussels.
  • Dumont G.-F., 2012. Diagnostic et gouvernance des territoires. Concepts, méthode, application. Armand Colin, Paris.
  • ESPON, 2005. ESPON project 1.1.1. Potentials for polycentric development in Europe. ESPON Monitoring Committee, luxembourg.
  • ESPON, 2007. ESPON project 1.4.3. Study on urban functions. ESPON Monitoring Committee, luxembourg.
  • ESPON, 2012. SGPTD - Second Tier Cities and Territorial Development in Europe: Performance, Policies and Prospects. ESPON & European Institute of urban affairs, luxembourg.
  • European Commission, 2007. State of European Cities report. Adding value to the European Urban Audit. Brussels.
  • European Commission, 2009. Schéma de développement de l’espace communautaire. Vers un développement spatial équilibré et durable du territoire de l’Union européenne. Bruxelles.
  • European Commission, 2011. Cities of tomorrow. Challenges, visions, ways forward. European Commission, Directorate General for Regional Policy, Brussels.
  • Eurostat, 2005. European regional and urban statistics. Reference guide. European Communities, luxembourg.
  • Eurostat, 2010. European regional and urban statistics. Reference guide. European Commission, Brussels.
  • Eurostat, 2012. Methodological manual on city statistics. European Commission, Brussels.
  • Eurostat, 2014. Eurostat regional yearbook 2014. Publications Office of the European union, luxembourg.
  • Eurostat, 2015. Eurostat regional yearbook 2015. Publications Office of the European union, luxembourg.
  • Evans R., 2015. Harnessing the economic potential of ’second- tier’ European cities: lessons from four different state/urban systems. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 33: 163-183.
  • Giffinger R., Fertner C., Kramar h., Kalasek r., Pichler-Milanovic N., Meijers E., 2007. Smart cities - Ranking of European medium-sized cities. Vienna University of Technology.
  • Gouvernement wallon, 2014. Déclaration de politique régionale 2014-2019. Namur.
  • Halbert L., Cicille P., Rozenblat C., 2012. Quelles métropoles en Europe. Des villes en réseau. La Documentation Française, Paris, Datar.
  • Hamza C., Frangenheim a., Charles D., Miller S., 2014. The role of cities in cohesion policy 2014-2020. European Parliament, Brussels.
  • Le Galès P., 1995. Du gouvernement des villes - la gouvernance urbaine. Revue française de science politique 45(1): 57-95.
  • Le Galès P., 2011. Le retour des villes européennes. Les Presses de Sciences, Paris.
  • Manzagol C., Charbonneau F., Lewis P., 2003. Villes moyennes et mondialisation: éléments de problématique. Villes moyennes et mondialisation. Renouvellement de l’analyse et des stratégies. Éditions trames, Université de Montréal, Montréal: 11-17.
  • Parkinson M., 2001. Key challenges for European cities: Achieving competitiveness, cohesion and sustainability. Area 33 (1): 78-80.
  • Pasquier R., Simoulin V., Weisbein J., 2013. La gouvernance territoriale. Pratiques, discours et théories. Librairie Générale de Droit et de Jurisprudence, Paris.
  • Paulet J.-P., 2005. Géographie urbaine. Armand Colin, Paris.
  • Peeters D., 2011. ESPON Database 2013 Project. The functional urban areas database: technical report. ESPON, Brussels.
  • Pumain D., Saint-Julien T., Cattan N., rozenblat C., 1992. Le concept statistique de la ville en Europe. Office des publications officielles des Communautés européennes, luxembourg.
  • Rhodes r.a.W, 1996. The new governance: Governing without government. Political Studies XlIV: 652-667.
  • Rondinelli D.a., 1983. Dynamics of growth of secondary cities in developing countries. Geographical Review 73(1): 42-57.
  • Rozenblat C., Cicille P., 2003. Les villes européennes. Analyse comparative. La Documentation Française, Paris.
  • Saint-Julien T., 2003. Les villes moyennes en Europe, contextes et défis. Villes moyennes et mondialisation. Renouvellement de l’analyse et des stratégie. Éditions trames, université de Montréal, Montréal: 20-29.
  • Sassen S., 2001. The global city: New York, London, Tokyo. Princeton University Press, Princeton.
  • Schmidheiny K., Suedekum J., 2015. The pan-European population distribution across consistently defined functional urban areas. Economics Letters 133: 10-13.
  • Scott A.J., 2001. Globalization and the rise of city-regions. European Planning Studies 9(7): 813-826.
  • Sharpe l.J. (ed.), 1995. The government of world cities. The future of the metro model. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.
  • Turok I., Mykhnenko V., 2007. The trajectories of European cities 1960-2005. Cities 24(3): 165-182.
  • Vandermotten C., Halbert L., Roelandts M., Cornut P., 2003. European planning. Planning and the polycentric consensus: Wishful thinking? Regional Studies 42(8): 1205-1217.
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.ojs-doi-10_1515_quageo-2016-0014
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.