The present study introduces a framework for urbanization dynamics observed in the Mediterranean cities. An interpretation of Mediterranean urbanity is proposed according to local governance and socioeconomic structures, in the view of disparities reduction between urban and rural areas. The article concludes with a discussion on future development trajectories, while stressing the inherent divergence in the short term but also the destiny, more common than expected, in the long term.
Keywords: Mediterranean city, Social change, Economic structure, Urban planning
Jel Code: R14, R30, R58.