Growing the European urban system

Published: July Prior to 2005 Publication Type: Publication

Author: Peter Hall

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.3 – July 2003

This paper discusses the growth of the European urban system. It draws upon the performance of the European urban system in the last quarter century to make suggestions for change in the growing system.

The publication suggests that there are two alternative ways of looking at cities and city systems, both valid, which need to be combined. In addition, starting from the European Spatial Development Perspective, it suggest some lines of policy, with particular reference to the impending enlargement of the Union.

This paper was originally presented as a lecture under the auspices of the Prague Institute for Global Urban Development in June 2003.

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