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PERIURBAN AREAS AND POPULATION DENSITY CLUSTERING MODEL

Cristina Lincaru () and Draga Atanasiu
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Draga Atanasiu: INCSMPS,Bucharest,Romania

Romanian Journal of Regional Science, 2014, vol. 8, issue 2, 29-44

Abstract: The late regional practice implementation requested the addition of an intermediate category in between urban and rural area: periurban area. In our paper we use the classification units at the lower LAU level (LAU level 2, formerly NUTS level 5) consists of municipalities or equivalent units in the 27 EU Member States. The model proposed is build with the LAU2 with status of rural areas – communes that are labelled as periurban area if these locations are local positive spatial autocorrelated and has a density of population over 150 person /km2 (over the OECD rural commune’s threshold). We use as instrument for identifying agglomerations spatial correlated locations for the density of population variable. The clusters of LAU2 identification is made using the Local Indicators of Spatial Association (LISA) in GEODA software.

Keywords: Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; spatial analysis; agglomeration; periurban areas (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J11 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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