As part of the debate on Mediterranean urbanities in between ‘ordinary’ and ‘global’ cities, the present paper proposes a reflection on Athens’ long-term expansion seen as a paradigmatic example of urban development in southern Europe. The article debates economic restructuring, demographic processes, and social changes taken as determinants of the shift in the city’s morphology towards urban dispersion. By reconnecting socioeconomic dynamics into a multidisciplinary perspective, the author engages in a debate on the future of large Mediterranean cities in between settlement expansion and crisis.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||Neither ordinary nor global: a reflection on the ‘extra-ordinary’ expansion of Athens|
|Rivista:||URBAN, PLANNING AND TRANSPORT RESEARCH|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|