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Polycentric urban structure: the case of Milwaukee


  • Daniel P. McMillen


The author finds that Milwaukee has one employment subcenter, located at the western edge of the city. The subcenter has significant but highly localized effects on both employment and population densities in the Milwaukee area.

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  • Daniel P. McMillen, 2001. "Polycentric urban structure: the case of Milwaukee," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Q II, pages 15-27.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:2001:i:qii:p:15-27:n:v.25no.2

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    1. Alex Anas & Richard Arnott & Kenneth A. Small, 1998. "Urban Spatial Structure," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 36(3), pages 1426-1464, September.
    2. Anas, Alex & Kim, Ikki, 1996. "General Equilibrium Models of Polycentric Urban Land Use with Endogenous Congestion and Job Agglomeration," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(2), pages 232-256, September.
    3. Anselin, Luc & Bera, Anil K. & Florax, Raymond & Yoon, Mann J., 1996. "Simple diagnostic tests for spatial dependence," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 77-104, February.
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    1. Jaume Masip Tresserra, 2012. "Identifying the Employment and Population Centers at regional and metropolitan scale: The Case of Catalonia and Barcelona," ERSA conference papers ersa12p70, European Regional Science Association.
    2. Todd H. Kuethe, 2012. "Spatial Fragmentation and the Value of Residential Housing," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 88(1), pages 16-27.
    3. Jaume Masip Tresserra, 2012. "Does Employment Density death? Towards a new integrated methodology to identify and characterize Sub-Centres," ERSA conference papers ersa12p71, European Regional Science Association.
    4. Nappi-Choulet, Ingrid & Décamps, Aurélien, 2011. "Is Sustainability Attractive for Corporate Real Estate Decisions ?," ESSEC Working Papers WP1106, ESSEC Research Center, ESSEC Business School.
    5. Vincent Viguié, 2015. "Cross-commuting and housing prices in a polycentric modeling of cities," Policy Papers 2015.03, FAERE - French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
    6. Aleksandar D. Slaev & Zorica Nedovic-Budic, 2016. "The Challenges of Implementing Sustainable Development: The Case of Sofia’s Master Plan," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 9(1), pages 1-19, December.
    7. Ghebreegziabiher Debrezion & Eric Pels & Piet Rietveld, 2004. "The Effects of Railway Investments in a Polycentric City," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 04-089/3, Tinbergen Institute.


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