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Containment and connectivity in Dutch urban systems: a network-analytical operationalisation of the three-systems model

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posted on 08.10.2019, 09:09 by Ate Poorthuis, Michiel Van-MeeterenMichiel Van-Meeteren
This paper discusses key methodological issues with nodalising interaction data of urban networks to produce a state‐of‐the‐art settlement geography of the Netherlands. We operationalise the three‐systems model that analyses functional settlement geographies through the interaction between the daily urban system, the central place system and the export base system. We utilise theoretically‐informed selections of spatial interactions derived from travel survey data at the finely‐grained postcode level. After examining the methodological challenge of the node‐inclusivity dilemma, we estimate the causal mechanisms that geographically structure each system and determine which spatial interactions should be assigned to nodes (containment) and edges (connectivity). The three systems produce different regionalisations that are neither mutually exclusive nor perfectly nested. Further analysis of the multiplexity of the three systems reveals the importance of the imbricated boundaries between the urban subsystems. We argue that these interplaces deserve more attention as they are particularly sensitive to changes in urbanisation trends.

History

School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie

Volume

112

Issue

4

Pages

387-403

Publisher

Wiley

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG

Publisher statement

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: POORTHUIS, A. and VAN MEETEREN, M., 2019. Containment and connectivity in Dutch urban systems: a network-analytical operationalisation of the three-systems model. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 112 (4), pp.387-403, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12391. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

Acceptance date

30/09/2019

Publication date

2019-11-19

Copyright date

2019

ISSN

0040-747X

eISSN

1467-9663

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Michiel Van Meeteren