The author creates an index of urban dynamics connecting demographic growth and labor market equilibrium. The dynamics of french cities according to the evolution of this index during the last 15 years, is explained by five main variables : governance, proportion of ingeneers and executives, accessibility and diversification of the economic basis.
SALLEZ, A. (1995). Dynamique urbaine : une analyse qualitative et économétrique pour la France. Revue d’Économie Régionale & Urbaine, pp. 825-839.