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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 2001
Keywords: urban hierarchy, retail hierarchy, central places, urban system


Local EPrints ID: 16177
ISSN: 0034-3404
PURE UUID: f1c5f0ca-f92a-4e0b-9851-6b23f765f645

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Date deposited: 08 Jul 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:44

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