First published in 1999, this volume situates the Italian urban system within a European context, examining the best approach to integration. Connections between urban development, territorial cohesion and the European urban system have been clearly identified by Europe 2000 (1991) and identified as primary instruments for achieving social and economic cohesion and competitiveness as per the Treaty of Maastricht and the White Paper, Growth, Competitiveness, Employment (1993). This book aids this endeavour through featuring contributions on cities as nodes of transport networks, economic change, the demographic transition, the local milieu, regional cohesion and global networks and how the system can integrate into European urban networks.
1. Introduction. Cities as Nodes of Urban Networks. Giuseppe Dematteis. 2. Economic Change. Fabio Sforzi. 3. The Demographic Transition. Cesare Emanuel. 4. The International Functions. Piero Bonavero. 5. The Local Milieu. Cesare Emanuel and Francesca Governa. 6. Regional Cohesion and Global Networks. Giuseppe Dematteis. 7. Towards European Integration. Carlo Salone.
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