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« Cities and automobile dependence » revisité : les contrariétés de la densité

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  • Gabriel Dupuy

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By the early nineties P. NEWMAN?s study on « Cities and Automobile Dependence » suggested a densification of urban fabrics in order to curb negative effects of motorization. In practice, densification is not easy to perform. Furthermore an analysis of various processes involved in both motorization and urbanization shows that positive effects of densification are more doubtful than supposed. Comparing NEWMAN?s strategy and a « laisser-faire » policy, the former does not appear to be always the best in terms of dependence reduction. In its conclusion, the article suggests alternative ways for curbing automobile dependence. Classification JEL : R41, R48, R52.

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  • Gabriel Dupuy, 2002. "« Cities and automobile dependence » revisité : les contrariétés de la densité," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(1), pages 141-156.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_021_0141
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    Keywords

    city; urbanization; density; motorization; automobile dependence;

    JEL classification:

    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise
    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy
    • R52 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Land Use and Other Regulations

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