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Land Price and Development, A Criticism to the Logic of Urbanization - a case study of urban space production in Timoteo, MG, Brazil

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  • Bernardo Furtado

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This quick essay aims to demonstrate the fundamental importance of the cost of producing and managing urban space from a developing country perspective. It also indicates, based upon vast literature, that the price of urban investments end up to have an expelling trend to citizens away from the benefits which they cannot afford. This paradox suggests a vice cycle in which the more the City invests the more expensive it becomes to its citizens who, helplessly, move out into unserviced neighborhoods. This paper ends with some suggestions to the problem.

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  • Bernardo Furtado, 2005. "Land Price and Development, A Criticism to the Logic of Urbanization - a case study of urban space production in Timoteo, MG, Brazil," ERSA conference papers ersa05p682, European Regional Science Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa05p682
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    1. Hoyt, William H. & Rosenthal, Stuart S., 1997. "Household Location and Tiebout: Do Families Sort According to Preferences for Locational Amenities?," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(2), pages 159-178, September.
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    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
    • R20 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - General
    • R51 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Finance in Urban and Rural Economies

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