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Strategic Significance of the Inner City to the Property Discipline


  • Stephen E. Roulac

    () (University of Ulster and Roulac Group, Inc., San Rafael, CA 94901)


Central to strategies for and involvement in the inner city real estate market is their ability to attract people. A central part of the overall metropolis of a place, the inner city is the mechanism that mediates the larger top-down global concerns and the more intimate, personal concerns of day-to-day life. Places compete with one another for people, business and capital. Ultimately, the inner city is the magnet that shapes and informs decisions concerning urban form, as manifested by a particular typology of spatial patterns, in which a household chooses to live, and that influences that household’s quality of life.

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  • Stephen E. Roulac, 2003. "Strategic Significance of the Inner City to the Property Discipline," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 25(4), pages 365-394.
  • Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:25:n:4:2003:p:365-394

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    • L85 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Real Estate Services


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