On the basis of a model of urban dynamics created by Alain Sallez, the article reproduces a ranking of the first 100 cities in France, according to seven profiles that were defined. The econometrical method involved is the result of research conducted by the Institut des Villes, du Territoire et de l’Immobilier, on behalf of the DATAR.
THIBOUMERY, A. et SALLEZ, A. (1996). Les sept profils de villes. Les Echos – Atlas Régions, pp. 70-73.