Over the last ten year, studies of poulation change within the nations of the developed world have increasingly emphasised an apparent decline of the larger cities. After many decades, even centuries, of absolute or relative population shifts from rural to urban areas, this evidence for a reversal of trends demands close attention. The phenomenon of urbanisation was the main geographic expression of successive waves of industrialisation, a new era of 'counterurbanisation' would seem to imply, radical changes in the socio-economic structures that underpin the distribution of population. The book addresses a number of issues that arise in the debate on counterurbanisation. A brief review of earlier studies, particularly in the Anglo-American literature where the concept originated, reveals that there remain major questions about the terminology and the models that claim to distinguish between various stage of urbanisation and 'true' counterurbanisation.

Counterurbanisation in Britain and Italy : a comparative critique of the concept, causation and evidence

Dalla Longa, Remo;
1989

Abstract

Over the last ten year, studies of poulation change within the nations of the developed world have increasingly emphasised an apparent decline of the larger cities. After many decades, even centuries, of absolute or relative population shifts from rural to urban areas, this evidence for a reversal of trends demands close attention. The phenomenon of urbanisation was the main geographic expression of successive waves of industrialisation, a new era of 'counterurbanisation' would seem to imply, radical changes in the socio-economic structures that underpin the distribution of population. The book addresses a number of issues that arise in the debate on counterurbanisation. A brief review of earlier studies, particularly in the Anglo-American literature where the concept originated, reveals that there remain major questions about the terminology and the models that claim to distinguish between various stage of urbanisation and 'true' counterurbanisation.
Pergamon Press
9780080373867
Coombes, Mike; Dalla Longa, Remo; Raybould, Simon
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