Geographia Polonica (1993) vol. 61

Les structures démographiques et socio-économiques de quelques villes européennes: quelques réflexions comparatives

Christian Vandermotten, Pierre Marissal

Geographia Polonica (1993) vol. 61, pp. 103-120 | Full text

This paper studies, within the framework of a project for a comparativeatlas of European cities, pertinent and useable indicators to display the intra-urbansocial differentiations and the population densities levels delineating the externalfringe and the central core of the morphological agglomeration. The choice of thesocio-economical criteria is based upon a theory of the spatial patterns of the housingmarket. The first results, based on a comparison between Brussels, Antwerp, Liège,Rotterdam, Copenhagen, Lille, Paris, Madrid, Rome and Bratislava, show a muchmore complex pattern than this suggested by the theory of factorial ecology.

Keywords: Europe, urban geography, socio-economic patterns, intra-urban population densities

Christian Vandermotten, GEVERU, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgique
Pierre Marissal, GEVERU, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgique