The Spatial Container Of Economic Activity; The Dialectic Of The Relationship & Development Mechanisms


  • Dr. Kamel Kazem. Al_Kenany


spatial structure, spatial space, economic space, geographic space, development and planning, growth poles theory, central places theory,


The increase in social disparities, the depletion of natural resources, and the emergence of poverty, unemployment, and illiteracy are all indications of the failure to achieve the goals of economic development in many developing countries, which have long been working to follow imported models from developed countries that naturally differ from their development capabilities; economic and social ones. In fact, development is a phenomenon whose dimensions are more than just an economic and social phenomenon, but also includes its spatial dimensions, which require the study of multiple aspects of the geography of the region in which the state wants to improve the economic and social conditions, which requires understanding and understanding the elements of the place and the existing and latent mechanisms of interaction with each other towards achieving the desired development. As important as that is, the matter is not limited to the spatial space as much as it is also related to the economic relations of activities and activities outside that space with its geographical boundaries, and what supports the trends of growth and development in various interpretations from the theory of central place to the poles of growth to the theory of spatial interaction. Therefore, it is necessary to understand and comprehend the movement of the production elements in their spatial scope (location) and the extents of influence and mutual influence in their economic space (location) ineffective and effective economic relations in a just and effective manner in achieving development goals and economic diversification and alleviating poverty and unemployment while acknowledging the economic and social aspirations of the population that space and thus build more productive and competitive economies.