EUROPOLIS Working Paper 7 in the N.U.R.E.C. series examines the structural position of Duisburg in the hierarchical system of German cities and the socio-spatial sub-division of the Duisburg urban area. By linking an investigation into the performance of urban economies with an analysis along the inner-urban dimension, this paper covers an increasingly important approach to urban and regional research.
Robert Tonks and Uwe Neumann, N.U.R.E.C. Institute Duisburg e.V., Germany