Over the past four decades, many urban regions, including the Amsterdam region, have changed from compact monocentric
urban entities to - albeit still fairly compact - polycentric urban regions. This has been illustrated frequently and
in various ways, for example with daily interaction information. A question relevant to this transformation concerns the
implications it poses to the different centres and milieus in the urban region, especially the "old" central city. Is the central
city quickly losing position, or is it gaining a new, vital place in the urban region? Can the answer to that be deduced
from the population dynamics in the urban region? Is insight into the residential mobility process helpful in understanding
the changing residential structure and the functioning of the urban system? This paper addresses these questions,
using data that make it possible to analyse urban dynamics.
Keywords : Polycentric Urban Region; Selective Migration; Population Dynamics; Policy Implications.
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