Le Caire, Istanbul, Téhéran: trois mégapoles, une dynamique?

Abstract : This article aims to identify, in spite of their own identities, comparable features in the three Middle Eastern megacities of Cairo, Istanbul and Tehran, in the context of globalization. They have already developed their economic and cultural metropolitan functions, but their international position is still low. The demographic and spatial of the three megacities makes their physical and administrative delimitation rather difficult. The decrease of immigration flows does not prevent an urban sprawl to occur. It's associated with redistribution processes concerning industry and even services activities, decline of historical central areas, multiplication of gated communities as poor illegal neighborhoods. The three cities are facing governance difficulties too.
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Eric Denis, Bernard Hourcade, Jean-François Pérouse. Le Caire, Istanbul, Téhéran: trois mégapoles, une dynamique?. Travaux de l'Institut de Géographie de Reims, 2009, 32 (127-128), pp.9-42. ⟨halshs-00366913⟩



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