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Threshold transitions in a regional urban system

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  • Jorge H. García
  • Ahjond S. Garmestani

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In this paper we analyze the evolution of city size distributions over time in a regional urban system. This urban complex system is in constant flux with changing groups and city migration across existing and newly created groups. Using group formation as an emergent property, transition probabilities across the different groups were calculated. While short-term transition appears chaotic in the intermediate and lower rank groups, long-term transition across all rank groups reveals system structure over time.

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  • Jorge H. García & Ahjond S. Garmestani, 2011. "Threshold transitions in a regional urban system," Vniversitas Económica 8300, Universidad Javeriana - Bogotá.
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    Keywords

    urban systems; complex systems; city size distributions; resilience;
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    JEL classification:

    • P00 - Political Economy and Comparative Economic Systems - - General - - - General
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General

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