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Nonmonocentric Urban Configurations in a Two-Dimensional Space


  • H Ogawa

    (Department of Architecture, Gifu National College of Technology, Gifu, Japan)

  • M Fujita

    (Department of Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA)


A one-dimensional model of nonmonocentric urban land use is extended into a two-dimensional space. Under the assumption of circular symmetry, it is shown that the equilibrium urban configurations in the two-dimensional space are essentially the same as those in the one-dimensional space except for the conditions on the parameters.

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  • H Ogawa & M Fujita, 1989. "Nonmonocentric Urban Configurations in a Two-Dimensional Space," Environment and Planning A, , vol. 21(3), pages 363-374, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:envira:v:21:y:1989:i:3:p:363-374

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