Dynamics of Urban Regions: Urbanisation, Suburbanisation and Counterurbanisation
This research examines the three main process of internal migration―urbanisation, suburbanisation and counterurbanisation―in the formerly state-socialist countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It traces the
(a) mainstream national migration flow that replaced under-urbanisation with catch-up urbanisation after the disintegration of former state-socialist systems in these countries,
(b) the rapidly unfolding suburbanisation and urban sprawl around the major cities, and
(c) the substream national migration flow away from large cities to the more peripheral areas of the countries.
Research takes particular interest on how the processes and drivers of urbanisation, suburbanisation and counterurbanisation vary by population groups, and how they shape neighbourhood change and patterns of residential segregation in the cities.