The new internationalized environment, the european integration and the role of european cities: a review of the last 25 years

Θεόδωρος Μεταξάς


The article presents the new internationalized environment and how it's been created through the structural changes in economic and social field the last quarter of the 20th century, affecting the role and the significance of cities especially in Europe. For many scholars this affection has major importance, since the role of cities is enforced, taking competitive and also co-operative character between cities. Cities primary goal is to achieve the highest competitiveness, to face the challenges of the new globalize market effectively and to secure a competitive position at the urban hierarchy system.


New economy; Structural changes; European cities; Urban hierarchy system

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