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Khiali-Miab, Amin
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van Strien, Maarten J.
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Axhausen, Kay W.
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Grêt-Regamey, Adrienne
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2019-03-11T14:17:09Z
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2018-12-26T11:38:57Z
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2019-03-11T14:17:09Z
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2018
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/313257
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The fast pace of urbanisation may benefit or be detrimental to the socio-economic status of urban areas. Understanding how the configuration of urban areas influences the socio-economic status of their inhabitants is of crucial importance for urban planning. In theory, urban scaling laws and polycentric development are two well-known concepts developed to increase our understanding of urbanisation and its socio-economic effects. In practice, however, they fall short to explain the socio-economic status of urban regions. The urban scaling concept is constructed from a theoretical perspective, but the prediction power of the scaling model fluctuates by altering the definition of urban boundaries. Furthermore, functional relationships between urban centres are not taken into account in scaling models. In contrast, the concept of polycentricity is developed from a practical perspective and incorporates the socio-economic effect of relationships between urban centres in the process of urban development. However, polycentricity lacks a theoretical foundation, which would explain the socio-economic status of urban regions. In this study, we assess whether combining both concepts improves the ability to explain personal incomes in metropolitan areas in Switzerland. We first delineated metropolitan areas by implementing a modularity maximization algorithm on the settlement network. Nodes in this network are Swiss municipalities and links are inter-municipal commuter flows. We found a strong relationship between the hierarchical organization of functional connections within metropolitan areas and the socio-economic status of these areas. Both concepts were complementary and combining them proved to enhance the ability to explain socio-economic status. The combined model is a theoretical progress which complements the traditional approaches to understanding cities and urbanisation processes.
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en
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Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS); Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (IVT, ETH Zurich
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Polycentricity
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Hierarchy
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Scaling theory
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Settlement network
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Urbanisation
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Combining urban scaling and polycentricity to explain socio-economic status of urban regions
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Working Paper
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Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
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1389
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ethz.size
24 p.
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Zurich
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02115 - Dep. Bau, Umwelt und Geomatik / Dep. of Civil, Env. and Geomatic Eng.::02656 - Inst. f. Raum- und Landschaftsentw. / Inst Spatial and Landscape Development::03823 - Grêt-Regamey, Adrienne / Grêt-Regamey, Adrienne
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02115 - Dep. Bau, Umwelt und Geomatik / Dep. of Civil, Env. and Geomatic Eng.::02610 - Inst. f. Verkehrspl. u. Transportsyst. / Inst. Transport Planning and Systems::03521 - Axhausen, Kay W. / Axhausen, Kay W.
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02100 - Dep. Architektur / Dep. of Architecture::02655 - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft D-ARCH
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02115 - Dep. Bau, Umwelt und Geomatik / Dep. of Civil, Env. and Geomatic Eng.::02610 - Inst. f. Verkehrspl. u. Transportsyst. / Inst. Transport Planning and Systems::03521 - Axhausen, Kay W. / Axhausen, Kay W.
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02115 - Dep. Bau, Umwelt und Geomatik / Dep. of Civil, Env. and Geomatic Eng.::02656 - Inst. f. Raum- und Landschaftsentw. / Inst Spatial and Landscape Development::03823 - Grêt-Regamey, Adrienne / Grêt-Regamey, Adrienne
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2018-12-26T11:39:10Z
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FORM
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1389
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