The Northern Connection

An example of summarising and mapping information.

Mapping economic links at the large scale

The Northern Connection research programme of the University of Manchester explored the economic links between northern cities and regions, for the Northern Way, and looked at the growing importance of the key urban centres in driving growth.

The study used commuting flows patterns to define spatial boundaries of 12 cityregions in the area. These are the types of areas that may benefit from adopting a collaborative urban design approach to planning for their future.

Further reading
www.thenorthernway.co.uk/downloaddoc.asp?id=457

City-regions in the North of England based on travel-to-work patterns

City-regions in the North of England based on travel-to-work patterns
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Functional spatial clusters based on net commuting flows

Functional spatial clusters based on net commuting flows
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