IAS Visiting Fellow Professor Anna Growe delivers a seminar on their research -
Cities have long been considered the most important locations for social and economic activities. For some time now, however, it has been observed that not only large core cities are attractive for socio-economic activities, but that these activities are also shifting to the surrounding areas around the cities. This observation is accompanied by several questions that will be discussed in the seminar:
How pronounced is the process of regionalisation of metropolitan functions and can a shift to the surrounding areas be observed for all metropolitan functions or only for individual functions?
What role do small and medium-sized cities play in these processes of relocation to the hinterland? Can a minimum size be identified for cities in terms of population so that small and medium-sized cities can also be attractive locations for metropolitan functions?
These questions will be discussed using the example of the German and the European urban system.
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