Friday, January 19, 2018

The urban footprint of the largest metropolitan areas of Europe

7 comments:

Unknown said...

Your population figures are way off!
Especially Rhine-Ruhr and Milan. Off by millions!

Rafael H M Pereira said...

Hi. I'm not the author of the chart. In any case, these figures vary according to how one defines the spatial boundaries of each urban area. In this case, the author created the chart based on the definition of 'urban functional areas', provided by Eurostat. More info here http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/cities/data/database

Rafael H M Pereira said...

And more info about the definition of functional urban areas here:
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Archive:European_cities_%E2%80%93_the_EU-OECD_functional_urban_area_definition

Robin Renner said...

The Rhine Ruhr Cluster has over 11 mio people, Milan about 8-9 mio, Berlin only 4.4 mio, London over 14 mio. Here a grafic including cities worldwide:
http://okta.com.de/index.php/en/research/item/urban-being/36

and for more information:
http://www.niggli.ch/en/urban-being.html

Rafael H M Pereira said...

Thank you for sharing, Robin. I took the opportunity to check your website and I've noticed you've done some really nice work on this topic.

SHiR8 said...

The population figures should represent what is shown on the maps, not some random number pulled from one source or another. If you are not the author of the maps you should have added the correct information or at least do it now. Rhein-Ruhr has at least 11 million on the area shown on its map. London 14-15 million. Milan 8-9 million and the others are also off by at least a million. The only one remotely correct is the Berlin one...

Rafael H M Pereira said...

I've changed the text in the post to clarify the maps refer to functional urban areas and added a link to an OECD portal with data on this topic. The figures look Ok to me, but if you have better information and sources showing that these maps and figures are inaccurate, I would be glad to make a correction note and I am sure the author of the chart would appreciate to hear from you.