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SUAREZ LASTRA, Manuel; DELGADO CAMPOS, Javier  and  GALINDO PEREZ, Carlos. Local spatial-autocorrelation and urban ring identification in Mexico City's Regional Belt. Invest. Geog [online]. 2011, n.75, pp.88-102. ISSN 2448-7279.

We explore the urban structure of eight metropolitan areas that surround Mexico City, forming its regional belt, by identifying spatial clusters within metropolitan areas with a regionally standardized local-spatial-autocorrelation procedure. The analysis reveals clear concentric urban ring patterns around the city centers; these patterns have different levels of complexity, suggesting diverse stages of evolution of the urban structure of these metropolitan areas.

Keywords : Spatial autocorrelation; urban rings; urban structure.

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