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Rural Urbanity and Rural Metropolises as Emerging Patterns of Urban Growth

January 01, 2004

According to the authors, the processes of metropolitanization must explain if and how they concern some specific areas, how and if they primarily concern networks, hubs and nodes, pushing into the background the immediate territories of the metropolis. The analyses of the structuring and the functioning of this rural area highlight the emergence of new patterns of urbanity and new territorial-type configuration, as the "rural metropolis".