The Effect of Remoteness and Isolation on Development of Peripheral Settlements Academic Article uri icon


  • As differentials in development potential have increased in recent years (Wong 1995), overcoming inequalities in the level of socio-economic development has become a key issue for urban and regional planners worldwide. These inequalities are often the result of the spatial characteristics of the settlement pattern, reflecting differences between core and peripheral areas.

publication date

  • January 1, 1999