Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Urban Spatial Structure

Contents:

Author Info

  • Anas, Alex
  • Arnott, Richard
  • Small, Kenneth A.

Abstract

An interview with Chicago's current mayor, Richard M. Daley: 'New York is too big this way,' the mayor says, raising a thick hand over his head. Stretching both arms out at his sides, he adds, 'Los Angeles is too big this way. All the other cities are too small. We're just right.' (Bailey and Coleman, 1996, p. 6) Mayor Daley is catering to a widespread fascination with the roles that urban size and structure play in people's lives. Academic as well as other observers have long sought explanations for urban development patterns and criteria by which to judge their desirability. Furthermore, as we shall see, understanding the organization of cities yields insights about economy-wide growth processes and sheds light on economic concepts of long standing interest: returns to scale, monopolistic competition, vertical integration, technological innovation, innovation diffusion, and international specialization. Cities also are prime illustrations of some newer academic interests such as complex structural evolution and self-organization.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/835049q3.pdf;origin=repeccitec
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by University of California Transportation Center in its series University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers with number qt835049q3.

as in new window
Length:
Date of creation: 01 Mar 1997
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:cdl:uctcwp:qt835049q3

Contact details of provider:
Postal: 109 McLaughlin Hall, Mail Code 1720, Berkeley, CA 94720-1720
Phone: 510-642-3585
Fax: 510-643-3955
Email:
Web page: http://www.escholarship.org/repec/uctc/
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: Social and Behavioral Sciences;

Other versions of this item:

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Wheaton, William C., 1974. "A comparative static analysis of urban spatial structure," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 9(2), pages 223-237, October.
  2. McDonald, John F., 1987. "The identification of urban employment subcenters," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 21(2), pages 242-258, March.
  3. McMillen, Daniel P., 1996. "One Hundred Fifty Years of Land Values in Chicago: A Nonparametric Approach," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 100-124, July.
  4. Harrison, David Jr. & Kain, John F., 1974. "Cumulative urban growth and urban density functions," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 1(1), pages 61-98, January.
  5. Henderson, Vernon & Mitra, Arindam, 1996. "The new urban landscape: Developers and edge cities," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 26(6), pages 613-643, December.
  6. McDonald, John F., 1989. "Econometric studies of urban population density: A survey," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 26(3), pages 361-385, November.
  7. Giuliano, Genevieve & Small, Kenneth A., 1993. "Is the Journey to Work Explained by Urban Structure?," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers, University of California Transportation Center qt2ss7x5b1, University of California Transportation Center.
  8. Small, Kenneth A & Song, Shunfeng, 1992. ""Wasteful" Commuting: A Resolution," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 100(4), pages 888-98, August.
  9. Small Kenneth A. & Song Shunfeng, 1994. "Population and Employment Densities: Structure and Change," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 36(3), pages 292-313, November.
  10. Charles M. Tiebout, 1956. "A Pure Theory of Local Expenditures," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 64, pages 416.
  11. Brueckner, Jan K., 1987. "The structure of urban equilibria: A unified treatment of the muth-mills model," Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Elsevier, in: E. S. Mills (ed.), Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, edition 1, volume 2, chapter 20, pages 821-845 Elsevier.
  12. Giuliano, Genevieve & Small, Kenneth A., 1991. "Subcenters in the Los Angeles Region," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers, University of California Transportation Center qt7xv976dj, University of California Transportation Center.
  13. Vernon Henderson, J., 1986. "The timing of regional development," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 23(2), pages 275-292, October.
  14. Sveikauskas, Leo A, 1975. "The Productivity of Cities," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, MIT Press, vol. 89(3), pages 393-413, August.
  15. B Harris & A G Wilson, 1978. "Equilibrium values and dynamics of attractiveness terms in production-constrained spatial-interaction models," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 10(4), pages 371-388, April.
  16. Antonio Ciccone & Robert E. Hall, 1995. "Productivity and the density of economic activity," Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra 120, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  17. Anas, Alex & Kim, Ikki, 1992. "Income distribution and the residential density gradient," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 31(2), pages 164-180, March.
  18. Henderson Vernon & Slade Eric, 1993. "Development Games in Non-monocentric Cities," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 34(2), pages 207-229, September.
  19. Rosen, Kenneth T. & Resnick, Mitchel, 1980. "The size distribution of cities: An examination of the Pareto law and primacy," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 8(2), pages 165-186, September.
  20. Krugman, Paul, 1991. "Increasing Returns and Economic Geography," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 99(3), pages 483-99, June.
  21. Ingram, Gregory K. & Carroll, Alan, 1981. "The spatial structure of Latin American cities," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 9(2), pages 257-273, March.
  22. P Gordon & H W Richardson & H L Wong, 1986. "The distribution of population and employment in a polycentric city: the case of Los Angeles," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 18(2), pages 161-173, February.
  23. Richard R. Nelson, 1995. "Recent Evolutionary Theorizing about Economic Change," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 33(1), pages 48-90, March.
  24. White, Michelle J., 1988. "Location choice and commuting behavior in cities with decentralized employment," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 24(2), pages 129-152, September.
  25. R Cervero & K-L Wu, 1997. "Polycentrism, commuting, and residential location in the San Francisco Bay area," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 29(5), pages 865-886, May.
  26. Dixit, Avinash K & Stiglitz, Joseph E, 1975. "Monopolistic Competition and Optimum Product Diversity," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS), University of Warwick, Department of Economics 64, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
  27. Fujita, Masahisa & Ogawa, Hideaki, 1982. "Multiple equilibria and structural transition of non-monocentric urban configurations," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 12(2), pages 161-196, May.
  28. David, Paul A, 1985. "Clio and the Economics of QWERTY," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 75(2), pages 332-37, May.
  29. Glaeser, Edward L & Hedi D. Kallal & Jose A. Scheinkman & Andrei Shleifer, 1992. "Growth in Cities," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 100(6), pages 1126-52, December.
  30. P M Allen & M Sanglier, 1981. "Urban evolution, self-organization, and decisionmaking," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 13(2), pages 167-183, February.
  31. Peter Mieszkowski & Edwin S. Mills, 1993. "The Causes of Metropolitan Suburbanization," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 7(3), pages 135-147, Summer.
  32. LeRoy, Stephen F. & Sonstelie, Jon, 1983. "Paradise lost and regained: Transportation innovation, income, and residential location," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 13(1), pages 67-89, January.
  33. Hsin-Ping Chen, 1996. "The simulation of a proposed nonlinear dynamic urban growth model," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, Springer, vol. 30(3), pages 305-319.
  34. Starrett, David A., 1974. "Principles of optimal location in a large homogeneous area," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 9(4), pages 418-448, December.
  35. Papageorgiou, Yorgos Y. & Pines, David, 1989. "The exponential density function: First principles, comparative statics, and empirical evidence," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 26(2), pages 264-268, September.
  36. E Heikkila & P Gordon & J I Kim & R B Peiser & H W Richardson & D Dale-Johnson, 1989. "What happened to the CBD-distance gradient?: land values in a policentric city," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 21(2), pages 221-232, February.
  37. Small, Kenneth A., 1981. "A comment on gasoline prices and urban structure," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 10(3), pages 311-322, November.
  38. Hamilton, Bruce W, 1982. "Wasteful Commuting," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 90(5), pages 1035-51, October.
  39. Wheaton, William C, 1977. "Income and Urban Residence: An Analysis of Consumer Demand for Location," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 67(4), pages 620-31, September.
  40. Arthur, W Brian, 1989. "Competing Technologies, Increasing Returns, and Lock-In by Historical Events," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, Royal Economic Society, vol. 99(394), pages 116-31, March.
  41. Field, Alexander James, 1992. "The Magnetic Telegraph, Price and Quantity Data, and the New Management of Capital," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press, vol. 52(02), pages 401-413, June.
  42. Anas, Alex & Kim, Ikki, 1996. "General Equilibrium Models of Polycentric Urban Land Use with Endogenous Congestion and Job Agglomeration," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 40(2), pages 232-256, September.
  43. Crane, Randall, 1996. "The Influence of Uncertain Job Location on Urban Form and the Journey to Work," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 342-356, May.
  44. Anas, Alex, 1992. "On the birth and growth of cities: : Laissez-faire and planning compared," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 243-258, June.
  45. Anas, Alex, 1988. "Agglomeration and taste heterogeneity : Equilibria, stability, welfare and dynamics," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 7-35, February.
  46. White, Michelle J., 1976. "Firm suburbanization and urban subcenters," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 3(4), pages 323-343, October.
  47. Henderson, J. Vernon, 1986. "Efficiency of resource usage and city size," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 19(1), pages 47-70, January.
  48. Solow, Robert M. & Vickrey, William S., 1971. "Land use in a long narrow city," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 3(4), pages 430-447, December.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
This item has more than 25 citations. To prevent cluttering this page, these citations are listed on a separate page.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cdl:uctcwp:qt835049q3. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Lisa Schiff).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.