Dynamics in Metropolitan Processes and Policies

Johansson, B. (1985). Dynamics in Metropolitan Processes and Policies. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-86-008. Reprinted from Scandinavian Housing and Planning Research, 2(3-4):115-251 [1985].

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Metropolitan growth has been fast in many industrial nations since the beginning of World War II. At the beginning of the 1970s a marked downward shift was observed, especially in metropolitan regions dominated by old industries. For this category of urban settlements the decline process has continued. Simultaneously, in the 1980s, one can identify a set of creative regions that function as international focal points for knowledge creation, R&D, negotiations, and other face-to-face activities. In many respects, these diverse development patterns reflect a profound technological transition in the world economy.

These changing patterns have been studied and analyzed in the "Dynamics of Metropolitan Processes and Policies" Project, which started in 1983 within the Regional Issues Group at IIASA. The project was organized as a comparative and collaborative effort of research groups in about 20 metropolitan regions. The approach of the project, which is still active as a network, was two pronged, including (1) Empirical comparisons of change patterns and (2) Development of theories, models, and methods suitable for dynamic analyses of metropolitan processes.

This Research Report consists of contributions belonging to the first category. Contributions to the second category are collected in "Spatial Dynamics and Metropolitan Change" (RR-86-009), also edited by B. Johansson.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Regional Issues Program (RUD)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Scandinavian Housing and Planning Research; 2(3-4):115-251 [1985]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:55
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:35
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2601

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