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Urban network

César Ducruet


The concept of urban network implies a certain degree of interdependency among cities that are connected by various linkages at different spatial scales. Geographers, but also many other scientists, have theorized the urban network, leading to a wide diversity of definitions and empirical studies. This entry reviews existing approaches through three successive steps: schools of thought across scientific disciplines; operational urban networks in relation to spatial planning; and empirical analyses of intercity transport and other systems. The scarcity of studies offering a multilayered approach to urban networks and/or integrating local socioeconomic determinants motivates further research in this field.
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halshs-02955201 , version 1 (09-12-2020)



César Ducruet. Urban network. AAG. International Encyclopedia of Geography, Wiley, 2020, ⟨10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg2121⟩. ⟨halshs-02955201⟩
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