IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Urban Growth: Is It a Never Ending Story?


  • Roberta Capello

    () (Politecnico di Milano)


In the post-industrial society or knowledge economy, which are the determinants that explain urban growth? The aim of the paper is to give an answer to this question by critically analyzing the contributions that exist in the urban economic literature.

Suggested Citation

  • Roberta Capello, 2011. "Urban Growth: Is It a Never Ending Story?," Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management, University of Milano-Bicocca, issue 1 Global .
  • Handle: RePEc:sym:journl:158:y:2011:i:1

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: First version, 2011
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Glaeser, Edward L. & Kahn, Matthew E., 2004. "Sprawl and urban growth," Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics,in: J. V. Henderson & J. F. Thisse (ed.), Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, edition 1, volume 4, chapter 56, pages 2481-2527 Elsevier.
    2. Silvio M. Brondoni, 2008. "Market-Driven Management, Competitive Space and Global Networks," Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management, University of Milano-Bicocca, issue 1 Market-.
    3. Gerald A. Carlino, 1980. "Contrasts in Agglomeration: New York and Pittsburgh Reconsidered," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 17(3), pages 343-351, October.
    4. Camagni, Roberto & Diappi, Lidia & Leonardi, Giorgio, 1986. "Urban growth and decline in a hierarchical system A supply-oriented dynamic approach," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 145-160, February.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Johann Spitzer & Giuseppe Folloni, 2013. "Is Growth of Large Cities Linked to Economic and Institutional Weaknesses?," SCIENZE REGIONALI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2013(3), pages 23-52.


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sym:journl:158:y:2011:i:1. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Niccolo Gordini). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.