Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe

Christophe Breuer, Jean-Marie Halleux, Christophe Breuer
Quaestiones Geographicae   unpublished
BREUER C., HALLEUX J.-M., 2016. Spatiality of local governments in European intermediate urban regions: A methodo-logical approach. ABSTRACT: Local authorities are central actors in the governance of European intermediate urban regions. In this paper , we propose a methodology to analyse the fragmentation of local authorities within 119 urban regions. We tested several European databases to create indicators of fragmentation and to develop a typology of fragmentation within cities. Our results
more » ... ities. Our results show that the Eurostat Cities programme gives a consistent spatial definition of urban regions and that their fragmentation is mainly influenced by national contexts. The developed methodology is a contribution to the debate on territorial reforms and urban governance transformations.