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Les espaces intermédiaires, forme hybride : ville en campagne, campagne en ville ?

Abstract : Intermediate spaces, a hybrid form: a town in the countryside, or countryside in the town?
This paper addresses the notion of intermediate spaces. Spatial dynamics have long been explained largely by urban and rural socio-spatial dynamics, in accordance with the centre/periphery model. This explanation implies the existence of two, well-defined categories: on the one hand, urban centres and their immediate surroundings and, on the other, spaces devoted to nature conservation. This paper throws light on the existence of a "new" category of space: intermediate space, the characteristics of which have still to be defined. The geographical configuration of such spaces can be described as a "territorial patchwork", while from a political viewpoint, they are characterised by conflicting issues, innovation and specific dynamics. An analysis of local stakeholders' representations of these spaces (e.g. regarding the weight and role of agriculture) provides further insight into this notion.
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Emmanuelle Bonnerandi, Pierre-Antoine Landel, Emmanuel Roux. Les espaces intermédiaires, forme hybride : ville en campagne, campagne en ville ?. Revue de Géographie Alpine / Journal of Alpine Research, Association pour la diffusion de la recherche alpine, 2003, 91, pp.65-77. ⟨halshs-00280619⟩

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