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Attraction, attractiveness


Wednesday 13 October 2004, by D. P.

(from Latin attrahere "to pull towards oneself")

From observation of flows between places, is deducted by analogy the existence of a force of attraction exerted by attributes of a place (site, resources, mass,...) on actors of another place. Attractiveness is a measure of the force of attraction of a place, generally function of the sum of flows attracted by this place.

See also : Gravity model


  • Attractives towns and small market towns in the South West of (...)
  • The urban system in the Rhône Alpes region