Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
For citation please use:
Main Title: Identifying polycentricism: a review of concepts and research challenges
Author(s): Natalia, Venny Veronica
Heinrichs, Dirk
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Assessment of polycentricism is one approach to understand the process of urban expansion and its structural changes. The assessment is important to provide knowledge as a basis for future planning and policy. This review article structures the existing concepts of polycentricism, examines the methodologies applied for polycentricism assessment at different spatial scales and across world regions. Based on this, it identifies future research challenges. The review shows that studies of polycentricism have been conducted primarily in cities across the more developed world regions while in the developing world regions, fewer studies are available and only began to emerge in the 1990s, two decades later than the West. The reviewed studies use employment distribution and travel behavior as the primary sources of data. To compensate for the lack of well-documented employment distribution and mobility data, more diverse indicators and sophisticated digital-based approaches have been applied in the latest studies that focus on cities in developing world regions. The reviewed studies demonstrate for the examined cases a general shift towards polycentric development. While in the more developed world regions polycentricism is influenced by employment decentralization, in the developing world regions this phenomenon is influenced by market forces and spatial planning policies.
Issue Date: 4-Sep-2019
Date Available: 3-Feb-2020
DDC Class: 710 Städtebau, Raumplanung, Landschaftsgestaltung
Subject(s): polycentricism
urban centers
developed world
developing world
Journal Title: European Planning Studies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publisher Place: London [u.a.]
Publisher DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2019.1662773
EISSN: 1469-5944
ISSN: 0965-4313
Appears in Collections:FG Stadtentwicklung und Urbane Mobilität » Publications

Files in This Item:
natalia_heinrichs_2019.pdf   Until 2020-09-05

Accepted manuscript

Format: Adobe PDF | Size: 922.55 kB

Item Export Bar

Items in DepositOnce are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.