The changing urban hierarchy in England and Wales, 1913-1998


Hall, Peter, Marshall, Stephen and Lowe, Michelle (2001) The changing urban hierarchy in England and Wales, 1913-1998. Regional Studies, 35, (9), 775-808. (doi:10.1080/00343400120090220).

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Following the earlier work of SMAILES, 1944, and SMITH, 1968, the changing urban hierarchy of England has been plotted for 1913, 1938, 1965 and 1998, using two alternative composite measures: an urban hierarchy embodying a number of different measures of urbanity; and a retail hierarchy based on department stores and multiples. The two sets of results differ somewhat in detail, but certain common trends are observable: notably, a north-south shift and a coastal-inland shift. Finally, an attempt is made to produce a composite hierarchy for the most important centres. These, the study concludes, have enhanced their position at the expense of smaller centres.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0034-3404 (print)
Keywords: urban hierarchy, retail hierarchy, central places, urban system
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Economy, Culture, Space
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
ePrint ID: 16177
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:06
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/16177

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