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Ordonhas Viseu Cardoso, R. (author), Sobhani, A. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author)
This article proposes moving beyond the tyranny of economic imperatives towards a human needs-based framework to assess cities and envision their development. Existing calls for such a transition lack a foundation able to capture the various dimensions of human life in cities, which can be provided by the concept of human needs. We ask whether...
journal article 2021
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Humer, Alois (author), Ordonhas Viseu Cardoso, R. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author)
This paper criticizes traditional models of urban–regional expansion, which depart from monocentric ideals of urban core and ring. The original spatial-cycle model (SCM) suggests repeating stages of urbanization, suburbanization, disurbanization and re-urbanization. We reconceptualize the relations between core(s) and ring(s) to test the...
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Ordonhas Viseu Cardoso, R. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author)
We aim to consolidate the concept of metropolisation as a lens to examine urban region integration in territories characterized by extensive urbanization. Metropolisation is defined as the process through which institutionally, functionally, and spatially fragmented urbanized regions become integrated as coherent metropolitan systems. This novel...
journal article 2020
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Van den Berghe, K.B.J. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author), Witlox, Frank (author)
Eeuwenlang is er gestreden om de controle over de Westerschelde. Van groot geopolitiek belang als toegangspoort tot de havensteden Antwerpen, Gent en het Europese achterland, en andersom, als verbinding met de wereld. De landsgrens die dwars door het Scheldebekken loopt, heeft lange tijd de ontwikkeling van dit gebied belemmerd. De grens zorgt...
book chapter 2020
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de Vos, D.W. (author), Lindgren, Urban (author), van Ham, M. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author)
Borrowed size refers to the idea that small cities near larger metropolitan centres can reap the advantages of large agglomerations, but without the costs of agglomeration. The study explores whether broadband internet helps such smaller cities to enjoy the labour market benefits of a larger city. Using Swedish micro-data from 2007 to 2015,...
journal article 2020
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Ordonhas Viseu Cardoso, R. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author)
This chapter presents the concept of metropolization, defined as the dynamics of interaction between spatial-functional, political-institutional and cultural-symbolic integration processes across city-regions, which transform these fragmented territories into coherent metropolitan systems. The authors first discuss the arguments in favour of...
book chapter 2020
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Peris, A.F.T. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author), van Ham, M. (author)
News travels fast and far, and the general idea is that the spatial extent of news coverage has increased over time. Information flows are always involved in systems of interdependent cities. This is the reason why George Zipf and Allan Pred, both pioneers of the urban systems literature, were eager to obtain data on these relations to...
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Peris, A.F.T. (author), Faber, Willem Jan (author), Meijers, E.J. (author), van Ham, M. (author)
Previous studies have highlighted the importance of having long term data for the study of cities, but such sources are relatively scarce. This is especially the case for data about relations between cities, which is a crucial aspect of urban dynamics. Over the last two decades, many efforts have been made to digitalize texts, including books...
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de Vos, D.W. (author), van Ham, M. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author)
Teleworking may increase the willingness to accept a longer commute. This paper presents new evidence of the effect of teleworking on the length of commutes. We use novel panel data from the Netherlands, for the years 2008-2018, and find stronger effects compared to studies that use older data. Between 2008 and 2018 however, the effect was...
working paper 2019
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Ordonhas Viseu Cardoso, R. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author), van Ham, M. (author), Burger, Martijn (author), de Vos, D.W. (author)
Despite the many uncertainties of life in cities, promises of economic prosperity, social mobility and happiness have fuelled the imagination of generations of urban migrants in search of a better life. Access to jobs, housing and amenities, and fewer restrictions of personal choices are some of the perceived advantages of cities,...
contribution to periodical 2019
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de Vos, D.W. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author)
Over the past two decades, research in regional science has paid considerable attention to the benefits of urban density and proximity, even though there has been tremendous progress within the same period in technologies that ease the friction of distance (e.g. mobile communication, high-speed internet). Many scholars argue that in spite of...
journal article 2019
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de Vos, D.W. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author)
This paper addresses the interaction between information technology (IT) and agglomeration. The literature distinguishes two types of interactions, namely a substitution effect and a complementarity effect. We conceptualise a third effect, namely a ‘spillover’ mechanism, by which IT allows places in close proximity of large cities to ‘borrow...
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Peris, A.F.T. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author), van Ham, M. (author)
The study of relations between cities has long been a major focus in urban research. For decades, this field has grown integrating contributions from many disciplines. But today, the field appears rather fragmented. This study analyses the body of literature that has developed over the last 23 years to identify schools of thought on...
journal article 2018
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Meijers, E.J. (author), Peris, A.F.T. (author)
While there is consensus that network embeddedness of cities is of great importance for their development, the precise effect is difficult to assess because of a lack of consistent information on relations between cities. This paper presents, applies and evaluates a rather novel method to establish the strength of relationships between places...
journal article 2018
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Korthals Altes, W.K. (author), Kleinhans, R.J. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author)
Both harmony and conflict may occur between local and more distant communities regarding artefactsof cultural heritage. Incoming tourism, which is attracted by cultural heritage, may provide jobs and othermeans of income to local residents. However, incoming tourists may also trigger or accelerate a process ofgentrification in which local...
journal article 2018
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Boussauw, Kobe (author), van Meeteren, Michiel (author), Sansen, Joren (author), Meijers, E.J. (author), Storme, Tom (author), Louw, E. (author), Derudder, Ben (author), Witlox, Frank (author)
To some degree, metropolitan regions owe their existence to the ability to valorize agglomeration economies. The general perception is that agglomeration economies increase with city size, which is why economists tend to propagate urbanization, in this case in the form of metropolization. Contrarily, spatial planners traditionally emphasize...
journal article 2018
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de Vos, D.W. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author), van Ham, M. (author)
It is generally found that workers are more inclined to accept a job that is located farther away from home if they have the ability to work from home one day a week or more (telecommuting). Such findings inform us about the effectiveness of telecommuting policies that try to alleviate congestion and transport-related emissions, but they also...
journal article 2018
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Meijers, E.J. (author), Hoogerbrugge, M.M. (author), Ordonhas Viseu Cardoso, R. (author)
A quarter of the European population lives in 'polycentric urban regions' (PURs): clusters of historically and administratively distinct but proximate and well-connected cities of relatively similar size. This paper explores whether tighter integration can increase agglomeration benefits at the PUR-level. We provide the first comprehensive...
journal article 2017
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Ordonhas Viseu Cardoso, R. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author)
This paper discusses whether the areas where metropolitan integration can be beneficial for cities in general corresponds to the typical areas of disadvantage of many second-tier cities in Europe, and explores the implications of that convergence. Metropolitan integration entails functional, institutional and symbolic dimensions, whose...
journal article 2017
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de Vos, D.W. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author), van Ham, M. (author)
It is generally found that workers are more inclined to accept a job that is located farther away from home if they have the ability to work from home one day a week or more (telecommuting). Such findings inform us about the effectiveness of telecommuting policies that try to alleviate congestion and transport related emissions, but they also...
working paper 2017
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