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Views on the Anisotropic Nature of Ilva Valley Region

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Author(s): GABRIELA-ALINA MUREŞAN | MĂRIOARA PALAGICA CONSTANTIN

Journal: Romanian Review of Regional Studies
ISSN 1841-1576

Volume: VIII;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 93;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Anisotropic region | Anisotropic space | Structuring axis | Mass and energy flows | Self-regulated territorial system | Polarized subsystems

ABSTRACT
There are two concepts important for the authors of this article: anisotropic region and anisotropic space. Anisotropic region is defined by A. Dauphiné, the geographer (-mathematician), as a territorial unit whose structure results from the organisation of space along one or more axes. From the point of view of a territorial system, this type of region has some characteristics which differentiate it both from the homogeneous region and from the polarised one. These specificities have been analysed for Ilva Valley. The region of Ilva Valley is formed along the morphological axis represented by the Ilva River. The aim is to identify these specificities or their absence within this region. In this way we can determine whether this region is an anisotropic one or just an anisotropic space, namely whether it can be considered as evolving towards an anisotropic region, not yet complying with all characteristics of anisotropic regions.
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