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L'apport des images satellites dans l'analyse comparée des espaces périurbains des métropoles du sud-ouest européen

Abstract : Issues related to suburban areas have been for about thirty years at the forefront of discussions about European cities. Their characterisation and their comparison concentrate questions not only from researchers, but also from decision makers.
This thesis focuses on the identification of the limits of suburban areas and of their spatial structure, not to try and define them as a category of urban areas, but to understand the processes at stake in these outlying areas. It develops a comparative analysis through the integration of the suburban areas of seven major cities of Southwest Europe (Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid, Porto, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Montpellier) and is based on observations renewed using remote sensing.
Through the promotion of a new interpretation approach of satellite images and thanks to the accuracy allowed by Spot 5, the research specifies the conditions of spatial structuring and the type of activities set up in this part of the cities, which was considered mainly as a residential periphery until then. It particularly highlights the role of the distance to the centre of the major city, as well as of the major trunk roads, in the urbanisation of these areas. It also shows their wide diversity.
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Pierre Albert. L'apport des images satellites dans l'analyse comparée des espaces périurbains des métropoles du sud-ouest européen. Géographie. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00178818⟩

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