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Can rail save peri-urban way of life? The case of peri-urban cities served by rail services in the metropolitan area of Lille (France)

Abstract : Urban sprawl and the process of peri-urbanization have been important challenges for cities all around the world, generating car dependency. Public policies have taken up this issue with the aim of managing peri-urban mobilities by considering the opportunity of rail services through a sustainable approach. Indeed, the enhancement of the railway system has been at the heart of concerns of land use public stakeholders since the early 2000s. This paper suggests a specific approach to assess how rail may contribute to a sustainable management in peri-urban areas. It aims to analyse if railway enhancement is really a topic taken into account by all the stakeholders, whether they are inhabitants, elected representatives or representatives of economic societies. It relies on analysing the representations they have for peri-urban areas. Based on a specific methodological approach, it shows a certain convergence of interests in living near peri-urban railway stations, which could contribute to strengthen ‘urbanity’ in a sustainable way.
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Sophie Hasiak, Cyprien Richer. Can rail save peri-urban way of life? The case of peri-urban cities served by rail services in the metropolitan area of Lille (France). European Planning Studies, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2020, pp.1-20. ⟨10.1080/09654313.2020.1818694⟩. ⟨halshs-02950983⟩

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