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Mobility Flows and the Definition of the Metropolitan Areas
Author/s: Mario Boffi, Pietro Palvarini 
Year:  2011 Issue: 94 Language: Italian 
Pages:  24 Pg. 62-85 FullText PDF:  5006 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SUR2011-094006
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The aim of this article is to propose a new method for the identification of the metropolitan areas in Italy. This method, based on the spatial density of several metropolitan functions, treats the human mobility as an essential indicator of the metropolitan character of a territory. After a review of the main international and Italian approaches to the definition of the metropolitan areas, and a presentation of the proposed method, the article deals with a brief descriptive analysis of the eight metropolitan areas identified in Italy.
Keywords: Metropolitan areas, metropolitan functions, mobility, spatial analysis, density analysis, Italian cities

Mario Boffi, Pietro Palvarini, Mobility Flows and the Definition of the Metropolitan Areas in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 94/2011, pp. 62-85, DOI:10.3280/SUR2011-094006


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