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Dynamiques urbaines et sociales dans les quartiers péricentraux. L'exemple de trois métropoles régionales : Nantes, Bordeaux et Toulouse.

Abstract : The inner city, which is nowadays undergoing a strong revitalisation, is a transitional urban area located between the core and the suburbs of major cities, with its own urban and social characteristics. The proximity of the city centre, the diversity of housing along with the existing shopping facilities and local services are some of the remarkable assets of those old urban areas. This thesis aims at both considering the inner city area as a relevant reference space for social geography research and presenting resulting data in the scale of those so-called inner city areas. The first analysis of various statistical data in the different inner city parts of Nantes, Bordeaux and Toulouse shows that those particular urban areas experience not only a massive arrival of new populations and a high rate of both young and retired inhabitants, but also a gradual gentrification. This consequently reveals how important the inner city is as a living environment in terms of residential trajectories of urban dwellers, especially for young adults at the time of leaving the parental home. Another set of analysis focusing on particular inner city neighbourhoods then proves the importance of local shopping facilities that inhabitants clearly refer to. In addition to such an advantage, quiet urban surroundings and housing consisting in small blocks of flats or individual houses help making the inner city area more attractive than ever.
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Laurent Coudert. Dynamiques urbaines et sociales dans les quartiers péricentraux. L'exemple de trois métropoles régionales : Nantes, Bordeaux et Toulouse.. Géographie. Université de Nantes, 2006. Français. ⟨tel-00148134v2⟩

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