The Urban Pattern in France

Socio-spatial characteristics of French population reveals levels of urbanity. Socio-spatial indicators are mapped at the communal level using a population cartogram. Most indicators make obvious the urban pattern covering the entire territory of France. City centers almost always contrast with their suburbs and hinterlands. The use of cartograms make their specific urbanity readable.

Maps of France, showing an urban pattern of socio-spatial characteristics.

These maps have been published in Jacques Lévy's book Réinventer la France.

Team at Chôros Lab:
Jacques Lévy
Luc Guillemot
Carole Lanoix

The cartograms were created using ScapeToad.