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Storstäder och tillväxt: Om storstadsregioners roll, betydelse och utmaningar för hållbar ekonomisk utveckling
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2011 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

More than 200 years ago, only a few percent of the world's population lived in cities. By the first decade of this millennium, the proportion had grown to more than half. In Sweden, almost half of the population lives in the three largest metropolitan areas of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, which generate an even higher share of national economic output. It is clear that geographically-concentrated processes play a key role in economic growth.

How metropolitan regions develop in the future will likely affect other regions. Metropolitan cities have particularly favorable conditions for economic growth by virtue of agglomeration and urbanization economies. Metropolitan cities are also nodes in an urban hierarchy, enabling economic distribution mechanisms between different regions. For many, within and outside academia, there may be good reasons to know more about the processes that underlie major urban development and economic growth.

In this anthology researchers from different disciplines write about metropolitan cities and growth. The articles focus on different areas that can be considered important for a growing economy. Together, they provide a picture of metropolitan regions, and their importance and challenges for sustainable economic development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Social and Economic Geography , 2011, 200. , 348 p.
Geografiska regionstudier, ISSN 0431-2023 ; 87
Keyword [en]
economic geography, human geography, economic growth, metropolitan regions, cities, urban development, regional development, sustainable economic growth
National Category
Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-158140ISBN: 978-91-506-2221-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-158140DiVA: diva2:438095
Available from: 2011-08-31 Created: 2011-08-31 Last updated: 2012-02-08Bibliographically approved

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