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Spatial Nanostructures and Dynamics of the Territorial Systems. A Theoretical Introduction

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Author(s): IOAN IANOŞ

Journal: Romanian Review of Regional Studies
ISSN 1841-1576

Volume: IV;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Spatial nanostructures | Dynamics | Territorial systems

ABSTRACT
The present paper attempts to demonstrate the theoretical role of elementary structures in the dynamics of territorial systems. Territorial systems are conceived as complex entities, defined by differentiated quantities of interdependences between natural and anthropic components, spatially projected. Analogously to physical structures at a spatial level, territorial macro-systems (global, continental, national), territorial medium-systems (regional, intraregional), and micro-systems (local and infra-local) could be individualized. At the level of the last category, it is important to individualize an indivisible territorial organization structure whose dynamics is essential for all the territorial systems placed at upper scales.By their number, such structures – having thresholds defining their critical mass, by cluster or functional integration types – respond to anthropic and natural interventions through specific forms resulting from adaptation-type processes, with great self-organizing capacity. Synthetically, we could define such a hypothesis as being connected with spatial structures similar to those existing in physics, called spatial nanostructures. Since such a structure, as a physical size compared with the Earth size, could be a multiple of 10-9.
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