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Polycentric metropolitan areas

Many cities have become part of a broader functional urban region, incorporating many different types of centers: the polycentric metropolitan area. In order to find out how metropolitan areas around Europe deal with these spatial dynamics and what questions they share, research is needed. As a result, the spatial dynamics of cities within such areas have become much more interwoven. This has important implications for the (regional) economy, labour market, housing market, infrastructure and levels of services.Therefore EMI has developed a Knowledge & Research Agenda on Polycentric Metropolitan Areas.