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Transformation of the Zagreb urban region

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Author(s): Milan Ilić | Aleksandar Toskić

Journal: Dela
ISSN 0354-0596

Issue: 22;
Start page: 101;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: settlement geography | urban geography | Zagreb | Croatia

ABSTRACT
Several aspects of the transformation of theZagreb urban region are considered in this work: change in the regionćssize and form, socio-economic transformation, functional transformation andphysiognomic or morphological transformation. It was established that theregionćs form has changed: it is moving from the classic star-like form,characteristic of the early developmental phase of the urban region, to acircular form. The region has experienced evolution in the developmentalsense and reached a phase of absolute decentralization. The process oftransformation in the region is continuing at full pace, while onlyperipheral, mainly small and poorly linked settlements with an unfavorabledemographic balance and processes are lagging behind.
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