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Chaos and order in the contemporary city. The impact of urban spatial structure on population density and commuting distance in Barcelona, 1986-2001

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  • Ivan Muñiz

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

  • Miguel-Àngel García-López

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

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    One of the criticisms leveled at the model of dispersed city found all over the world is its unarticulated, random, and undifferentiated nature. To check this idea in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region, we estimated the impact of the urban spatial structure (CBD, subcenters and transportation infrastructures) over the population density and commuting distance. The results are unfavorable to the hypothesis of the increasing destructuring of cities given that the explanatory capacity of both functions improves over time, both when other control variables are not included and when they are included.

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    Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wpdea1207.

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    Length: 24 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wpdea1207

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