Mobility Flows and the Definition of the Metropolitan Areas

Author/s Mario Boffi, Pietro Palvarini
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/94 Language Italian
Pages 24 P. 62-85 File size 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

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Mario Boffi, Pietro Palvarini, Flussi di mobilità e definizione delle aree metropolitane in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 94/2011, pp 62-85, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2011-094006