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Town and Hinterland Interactions in Rural Areas

  • Eveline S. van Leeuwen
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Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Abstract

We can look at urban centres as advantageous exchange points for producers and consumers, in which both agglomeration economies and scope economies have a higher probability of occurring. History justifies this argument, and experience underlines the importance of towns in their organizational capacity. In this chapter we explore town and hinterland interactions in a conceptual and theoretical way. First, of all we look at rural areas and the agricultural sector. Then we will focus on processes of urbanization, which leads us to a theoretical discourse about towns, inspired by, amongst others Christaller and Lösch. The last stage of the analysis, integrates all the foregoing elements into a conceptual framework of town-hinterland functions.

Keywords

Rural Area Agricultural Sector Rural Settlement Agglomeration Economy Rural Landscape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Spatial EconomicsVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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