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About the Origin of Cities

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  • André de Palma

    (ENS Cachan - École normale supérieure - Cachan)

  • Yorgos Papageorgiou

    (McMaster University [Hamilton, Ontario])

Abstract

We provide a bare–bones account concerning the circumstances that led to the emergence of the first permanent human settements, the spatial arrangement of such emerging settlement patterns on a linear world, and how the macro–morphology of those patterns reflected spatial interaction attributes of their inhabitants.

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  • André de Palma & Yorgos Papageorgiou, 2016. "About the Origin of Cities," Working Papers hal-01436106, HAL.
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    1. Carl Gaigné & Jacques-François Thisse, 2013. "New Economic Geography and the City," Working Papers SMART - LERECO 13-02, INRA UMR SMART-LERECO.

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    Keywords

    emergence of spatial order; cities; non-linear systems; Agglomeration economies; spatial stability;

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    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns

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