martedì 27 gennaio 2009

The size of mid-size cities

What is a medium-sized town? The definitions vary. According to Klaus Kunzmann "The most common definition is that of a town with a population of 20.000 up to 200.000, depending on population density and the respective urban system in a country" (see Kunzmann's paper here). According to US sources "any city with a population of between 100,000 and 300,000 persons, located within a Metropolitan Statistical Area of 1 million persons or more, could qualify as a mid-sized city" (see here). There are sources that put the range roughly from 50,000 to 500,000 persons in size (see here).

domenica 25 gennaio 2009

The future of mid size cities

Welcome. This blog has been created to support the discussion of the 39th conference of the International Urban Association of the Johns Hopkins, that will take place in Bologna, Italy, from the 13th to the 17th of June 2009. Here is the link to the conference website