How are European small towns facing metropolitan development?
The ARL international working group “Small Towns and Metropolitan Cores: towards cooperation?” is researching on the relations between small towns and metropolitan areas. Proximity to a large city can influence the development of a small town. Prof. Dr. Christophe Demazière presents the research agenda and examples from France in a current issue of the Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (1/2023): https://www.bbsr.bund.de/BBSR/DE/veroeffentlichungen/izr/2023/1/downloads/09-europaeische-kleinstaedte-metropolenentwicklung-eng.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=3
An upcoming special issue of the European Journal of Spatial Development is in preparation and will contain findings and conclusions of three years of work.