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The Polycentric Urban Region: Towards a Research Agenda

The Polycentric Urban Region: Towards a Research Agenda Urban Studies, Vol. 38, No. 4, 623 –633, 2001 The Polycentric Urban Region: Towards a Research Agenda Robert C. Kloosterman and Sako Musterd [Paper received in nal form, October 2000] 1. Introduction Polycentrism, basically denoting the exist- quence, more concr ete operationalisations of ence of multiple centres in one area, seem s to polycentricity turn out to be rather diver se. have become one of the de ning characteris- This diversity also came to the fore at a tics of the urban landscape in advanced econ- conference in Amsterdam on polycentric ur- omies. According to, for instance , ban regions, held in February 1999. As the economists with a str ong quantitative, contributions in this Special Issue testify, the neoclassical inclination such as Anas et al. participants at this conference clearly differ in their points of departure, identi cations of One of the most interesting features o f crucial issues, approaches, methods and, in- modern urban landscapes [is] the tendency evitably, their empirical ( and sometimes nor- of economic activity to cluster in several mative) assessm ents of polycentricity. This centres of activity (Anas et al., 1998, divergence can up to a c ertain level be ex- p. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Urban Studies: An International Journal of Research in Urban Studies SAGE

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Urban Studies, Vol. 38, No. 4, 623 –633, 2001 The Polycentric Urban Region: Towards a Research Agenda Robert C. Kloosterman and Sako Musterd [Paper received in nal form, October 2000] 1. Introduction Polycentrism, basically denoting the exist- quence, more concr ete operationalisations of ence of multiple centres in one area, seem s to polycentricity turn out to be rather diver se. have become one of the de ning characteris- This diversity also came to the fore at a tics of the urban landscape in advanced econ- conference in Amsterdam on polycentric ur- omies. According to, for instance , ban regions, held in February 1999. As the economists with a str ong quantitative, contributions in this Special Issue testify, the neoclassical inclination such as Anas et al. participants at this conference clearly differ in their points of departure, identi cations of One of the most interesting features o f crucial issues, approaches, methods and, in- modern urban landscapes [is] the tendency evitably, their empirical ( and sometimes nor- of economic activity to cluster in several mative) assessm ents of polycentricity. This centres of activity (Anas et al., 1998, divergence can up to a c ertain level be ex- p.

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Urban Studies: An International Journal of Research in Urban StudiesSAGE

Published: Apr 1, 2001

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