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Urban Footprints in Rural Canada: Employment Spillovers by City Size

  • Kamar Ali
  • M. Rose Olfert
  • Mark Partridge

Ali K., Olfert M. R. and Partridge M. D. Urban footprints in rural Canada: employment spillovers by city size, Regional Studies. Growing rural-to-urban commuting epitomizes a de facto regionalization process that is unique for each urban area and its spatial setting. In evaluating these relationships, commuting patterns for 115 Canadian urban areas are estimated empirically. A novel weighted-averaging process reveals a rich spatial pattern that illustrates significant heterogeneity attributable to differences in urban size and to geographical diversity. Strong distance attenuation effects exhibit non-trivial variations in their intensity and geographic reach across the country. The general patterns are consistent with urban hierarchy notions of functional regions that both compete with and overlap one another. Governance and infrastructure planning would benefit from understanding these interdependencies. [image omitted] Ali K., Olfert M. R. et Partridge M. D. Les traces urbaines en milieu rural au Canada: des excedents d'emplois par taille des grandes villes, Regional Studies. La croissance des migrations ruralo-urbaines quotidiennes incarnent de facto un processus de regionalisation qui est unique a chaque zone urbaine et a son cadre geographique. Pour evaluer ces rapports, on estime empiriquement les migrations quotidiennes pour 115 zones urbaines au Canada. Un processus original de moyennes ponderees laisse voir une riche distribution geographique qui illustre une importante heterogeneite imputable aux differences de la taille urbaine et de la diversite geographique. D'importants effets de moderation quant a la distance laissent voir des variations non-negligeables de leur intensite et de leur portee geographique a travers le pays. Les distributions generales conforment a des notions hierarchiques urbaines de regions fonctionnelles qui se font la concurrence et se chevauchent. Une meilleure comprehension de ces interdependances serait au profit de la gouvernance et de la planification de l'infrastructure. Migrations quotidiennes Regionalisation Marches du travail regionaux Ali K., Olfert M. R. et Partridge M. D. Urbane Fussabdrucke in landlichen Gebieten Kanadas: Ubertragung von Beschaftigung je nach Stadtgrosse, Regional Studies. Ein wachsender Pendlerverkehr von landlichen in stadtische Gebiete ist der Inbegriff eines De-facto-Regionalisierungsprozesses, der fur jedes stadtische Gebiet und seine raumliche Umgebung einzigartig ist. Zur Bewertung dieser Beziehungen wurden die Pendlerstrome von 115 Stadtgebieten Kanadas empirisch geschatzt. Ein neuartiges Verfahren zur Ermittlung des gewichteten Durchschnitts fuhrt zu einem erweiterten raumlichen Muster, das eine signifikante Heterogenitat verdeutlicht, die durch Unterschiede hinsichtlich der Grosse und geografischen Diversitat der Stadte verursacht wird. Starke entfernungsbedingte Abschwachungseffekte fuhren landesweit zu nicht vernachlassigbaren Variationen hinsichtlich der Intensitat und geografischen Reichweite. Die generellen Muster stimmen mit der Auffassung von der urbanen Hierarchie funktionaler Regionen uberein, die miteinander konkurrieren und sich zugleich uberschneiden. Die Planung von Politik und Infrastruktur wurde von einem Verstandnis dieser Wechselwirkungen profitieren. Pendlerverkehr Regionalisierung Regionale Arbeitsmarkte Ali K., Olfert M. R. y Partridge M. D. Huellas urbanas en las zonas rurales de Canada: desbordamientos de empleo segun el tamano de las ciudades, Regional Studies. El creciente proceso de desplazamientos al trabajo de un area rural a otra urbana epitomiza un proceso de regionalizacion de facto que es unico para cada area urbana y su entorno espacial. Al evaluar estas relaciones, se calculan empiricamente los modelos de desplazamientos en 115 areas urbanas de Canada. Un nuevo proceso de promedios ponderados indica un amplio modelo espacial que ilustra una heterogeneidad significativa atribuible a las diferencias en el tamano urbano y la diversidad geografica. Los fuertes efectos de atenuacion de las distancias muestran variaciones no triviales en su intensidad y alcance geografico en todo el pais. Los modelos generales son coherentes con las nociones de jerarquias urbanas de las regiones funcionales que compiten y se solapan entre ellas. La gobernanza y la planificacion de infraestructura se beneficiaria si fuese capaz de entender estas interdependencias. Desplazamietos al trabajo Regionalizacion Mercados laborales regionales

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

Volume (Year): 45 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 239-260

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Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:45:y:2011:i:2:p:239-260
DOI: 10.1080/00343400903241477
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