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Towards a common standard: comparing European and American cities

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  • Freeman, Alan

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This paper assesses to what extent it is possible to construct standardised geographical definitions of cities that will allow American and European cities to be compared in a consistent manner. It reproduces, in citable form and, for scholarly purposes, the report of the same name produced by the author for the Greater London Authority.

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  • Freeman, Alan, 2005. "Towards a common standard: comparing European and American cities," MPRA Paper 18104, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:18104
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    1. Freeman, Alan, 2004. "Measuring and Comparing World Cities," MPRA Paper 18103, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Paul Cheshire & Stefano Magrini, 2009. "Urban growth drivers in a Europe of sticky people and implicit boundaries," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 9(1), pages 85-115, January.
    2. Freeman, Alan, 2008. "Benchmarking and understanding London’s Cultural and Creative Industries," MPRA Paper 14776, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Freeman, Alan, 2007. "The GLA’s interim metro area dataset," MPRA Paper 18130, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Rafael Boix Domenech & Paolo Veneri & Vincent Almenar & Francesc Hernández, 2011. "Polycentric metropolitan areas in Europe towards a unified proposal of delimitation," ERSA conference papers ersa11p515, European Regional Science Association.

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    Keywords

    Keywords: City; global city; Functional Urban Region; Larger Urban Zone; Territorial Indicators; Metropolitan Region; pluralism;

    JEL classification:

    • H70 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - General
    • R0 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General
    • J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General

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