Vers des territoires métropolisés en réseau ? : le cas émergent du sillon lorrain

Abstract : The upheavals linked to metropolization induce a territorial restructuring process. With decentralization, cities build networks. "Inter-territoriality" becomes a new configuration, as relevant as inherited proximity links. In Lorraine, the cooperation between Nancy and Metz was reactivated in the 1990's with the emergence of the "Sillon Lorrain". Since 2012, along with Thionville and Épinal, Nancy and Metz form a "pôle métropolitain". The current reform of the regional administrative map reinforces the stakes in this emerging political space. Borders and metropolitan issues are becoming increasingly important.This PhD work was supervised by a "CIFRE" partnership. Using the tools of regional applied geography, this reflexion focuses on the functional reality of this emergent space. It highlights mobility flows, on a regional and cross-border context, and spatial differentiation.The thesis reveals the incomplete metropolization of the Sillon Lorrain. The process is both endogenous (Metz and Nancy) and exogenous (Luxembourg). Mobility flows constitute one of the facets of the functional reality in this space. They tend to transform the socio-economic characteristics, in spite of the strong industrial legacy. This work provides suggestions in order to manage discontinuous, dilated and transitional spaces.
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Julien Gingembre. Vers des territoires métropolisés en réseau ? : le cas émergent du sillon lorrain. Géographie. Université de Lorraine, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017LORR0094⟩. ⟨tel-01609909⟩



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