Metropolitan Development and Modernity: a Phenomenological Approach

Gábor Gyáni (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)


The term metropolis refers to a giant city, an urban centre that supersedes its more provincial counterparts in population, economic strength, and political influence. The term modernity, however, carries more than one meaning. It is thus almost an empty category, or at least a way of classification laden with some contradictions. In present paper I am going to discuss a few relationships connecting the two entities to one another.

Article in: English

Article published: 2017-12-27

Keyword(s): Budapest; giant city; imperial city; industrial city; metropolis; modernity; world cities.

DOI: 10.3846/cpc.2017.283

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