Does the hinterland benefit from the boom of the large cities? Spatial range and functional differentiation of spillover effects in German urban regions Authors Kati Volgmann Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGmbH https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5095-3374 Anna Growe Universität Heidelberg https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2751-7435 Angelika Münter Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGmbH https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6624-1008 Frank Osterhage Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGmbH https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1012-1853 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.144 Keywords: city region, suburbanisation, regional urbanisation, city regional employment growth, city regional population growth, hinterland growth Abstract In the last two decades, German major cities have shown an impressive comeback as places to live and work. Using the case of Germany’s 33 largest cities in terms of population and employment and their functional hinterland, this study identifies cities characterised by above-average growth processes(“boom”) and how this “boom” effects the cities’ hinterlands. A distinction of these “spillover effects” is made between “slop over effects” in the sense of suburbanisation into the closer hinterland and “enrichment effects” in the sense of regionalurbanisation of the wider hinterland. The “spillover effects” are analysed using population and employment dynamics in the cores and the first and second ring of the hinterland. While population development continues to move into the hinterland,employment growth in the surrounding region is orientated towards existing centres and transportation axes. Theories of regional urbanisation developed in other geographicalcontexts, especially in North America, thus can only be transferred to a limited extent to the German urban context with its historically grown small-scale polycentric structure. Downloads Download data is not yet available. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) XML (Deutsch) Published 2022-02-14 How to Cite Volgmann, K., Growe, A., Münter, A. and Osterhage, F. (2022) “Does the hinterland benefit from the boom of the large cities? Spatial range and functional differentiation of spillover effects in German urban regions”, Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. DE. doi: 10.14512/rur.144. More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Online First Section Article License Copyright (c) 2022 Kati Volgmann, Anna Growe, Angelika Münter, Frank Osterhage This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planing are published under a Creative Commons license. Until Vol. 79 No. 1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, redistribute, or adapt these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited and the contributions are distributed under the same license as the original.