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The distribution of population and employment in a polycentric city: the case of Los Angeles

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  • P Gordon
  • H W Richardson
  • H L Wong
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    The distribution of population and employment in metropolitan Los Angeles in 1970 and 1980 is examined in this paper. Population continued to disperse in the 1970s, whereas the geographical distribution of employment combined job clustering around a few major employment centers with a high degree of general job dispersion. In Los Angeles polycentrism has been associated with shorter work trips, particularly intracounty trips in the more peripheral counties.

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    Article provided by Pion Ltd, London in its journal Environment and Planning A.

    Volume (Year): 18 (1986)
    Issue (Month): 2 (February)
    Pages: 161-173

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    Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:18:y:1986:i:2:p:161-173

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