This paper presents an analysis of urban spatial structure and its trends in the OECDbetween 2001 and 2011, by using a standardized definition of functional urban areas (FUAs) in29 OECD countries. The prevalent trend is an increasing decentralization of the population, withgrowth taking place outside existing cores, but close to them. Overall, results are consistent witha pattern of contiguous growth. The population has grown more in relatively low-densitylocations close to the main centres. Closeness to sub-centres also proves to be a strongadvantage for growth and suggests the emergence of new centralities shaping urban spatialstructures.

Urban Spatial Structure in OECD Cities. Is Urban Population Decentralising or Clustering?

Veneri P
2018-01-01

Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of urban spatial structure and its trends in the OECDbetween 2001 and 2011, by using a standardized definition of functional urban areas (FUAs) in29 OECD countries. The prevalent trend is an increasing decentralization of the population, withgrowth taking place outside existing cores, but close to them. Overall, results are consistent witha pattern of contiguous growth. The population has grown more in relatively low-densitylocations close to the main centres. Closeness to sub-centres also proves to be a strongadvantage for growth and suggests the emergence of new centralities shaping urban spatialstructures.
2018
Cities, spatial structure, polycentricity, sub-centres, sprawl
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