Schlagwort-Archiv: cross-border spatial development

How to overcome the ‘size problem’ of the Alpine settlement system?

The Alpine settlement system is of key relevance for sustainable development in the mountain region. However, maps on the European scale indicate almost no cities in the Alps but only a few small towns. The Alpine region seems to be an ‘empty’ space (see, e.g. Atlas for the Territorial Agenda 2030). We argue that a differentiated mapping approach should involve medium and small settlements in mountain regions, as they have a high functional importance for the surrounding area.   Our r...

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Money, cities, distances? Why people become cross-border commuters

A new publication from our team was released a few days ago in the Journal of Borderland Studies:  The paper discusses the question what the main structural driving forces for cross-border commuter dynamics are. It does so at the example of the Alpine region, referring to results of the ARPAF cross border project. We tested several hypotheses and we found out: "The results show that cross-border commuting has several driving forces. A statistical causality in the strict sense cannot be ...

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Cross-border mobility in the Alpine Region – ARPAF Cross-border final report

Cross-border commuting is of growing importance due to the ongoing efforts of political liberalisation and the growing cross-border integration of economic activities. In the Alpine region (EUSALP) cross-border commuting shows much higher values than the European average: 0,9% cross-border share amongst the employees on the EU level, and 1,6% within the Alpine region, i.e. almost the double value. This is one of the main insights of our final report of the ARPAF cross border project. The map ...

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New publication online: Measuring cross-border accessibility

A new paper of our working group is now online, reflecting on cross-border accessiblity. We present a rather innovative way of capturing qualities and gaps in cross-border infrastructure in two case study regions, namely the Greater Region around Luxembourg and the Bavarian-Czech case. The analyses are based on the involvement in the projects Entwicklungsgutachten Bayern-Tschechien and the MORO Raumbeobachtung Deutschland und angrenzende Regionen (for more details see the site of the cross-borde...

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