EUROPOLIS Working Paper 5 in the N.U.R.E.C. series shows the significant value of the Atlas of Agglomerations in the European Union: For the first time there is a basis for comparison between urban entities on a transnational base. Apart from this European consistency one further asset of the N.U.R.E.C. Atlas and the corresponding database is that it combines morphological with administrative information and data on surface and population density.
Robert Tonks, N.U.R.E.C. Institute Duisburg e.V., Germany
Voula Mega, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Shankill, Co. Dublin, Ireland
W. F. Lever, Centre for Housing Research and Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Martie Meijer, National Spatial Planning Agency, The Hague, Netherlands
Christian Wichmann Matthiessen, Institute of Geography, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jürgen Schweikart, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, Research Archive EURODATA, Germany
Jürgen Göddecke-Stellmann, Federal Research Institute für Regional Geography and Regional Planning, Bonn, Germany