The metropolitan area of leon: New system of cities, diffused urbanization and human development

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Susana Suárez Paniagua and Arlene Iskra García Vázquez
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This paper examine the socio-spatial transformation that has taken in recent years the Metropolitan Area of Leon (MAL) and the deepening of economic and social disparities and its impact on human development, all result of globalization. The research demonstrates that the socio-spatial organization of MAL responds to new spatial patterns of economic development, characterized by the concentration of population and economic activities, but simultaneously to the dispersion and fragmentation. Also this paper analyzes the socio-territorial changes brought about by urban growth and economic activities, showing social inequalities and territorial fragmentation that occurred in the municipalities of the MAL.

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