Proceedings of the Volgograd State University International Scientific Conference "Competitive, Sustainable and Safe Development of the Regional Economy" (CSSDRE 2019)

On potential competition between town agglomerations

Authors
Lyudmila Zobova, Lyudmila Shcherbakova, Svetlana Mukhamedieva
Corresponding Author
Lyudmila Zobova
Available Online June 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/cssdre-19.2019.11How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Kuzbass agglomeration; space; town agglomeration; spatial competition
Abstract
The article analyzes possible elements of competition between neighboring town agglomerations. First of all, the research makes a distinction between the notions of “urban agglomeration” and “agglomeration process” and specifies the “spatial competition” category. This became the methodological foundation for the following hypothesis: closely located agglomeration sharing a common border create conditions for competition because town agglomerations are a certain agglomerated space that objectively tends to expand. The agglomeration of cities is a lengthy process so it is necessary to distinguish the agglomeration process and actual achievement of agglomeration. Previous research indicates that actual competition between town agglomerations is possible if agglomeration have already been formed. Certain types of urban agglomeration have a two-level competition: between the centers of neighboring agglomerations and competition within one agglomeration conurbation having two relatively equal core cities. The novelty of this study is in its approach to competition between Russian town agglomerations basing on spatial competition theory. The aim of the research is to test the hypothesis about the competition between urban agglomeration in the southern part of Western Siberia. The study revealed that that neighboring regions in the southern part of Western Siberia do not have fully formed agglomerations so the competition can be characterized as potential. Kemerovo Oblast demonstrates he biggest progress: it has two core cities and this enables us to adopt the notion of “Kuzbass agglomeration conurbation”. Kuzbass conurbation is under pressure from competitive neighboring agglomerations; besides, it shows elements of competition between its core cities, Kemerovo and Novokuznetsk. Negative consequences of competition between bordering agglomerations is possible within the limits of developing macroregions.
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AU  - Svetlana Mukhamedieva
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