Urban Economics is the market-leading text for this course. Throughout the book, the author uses simple economic analysis to explain why cities exist, where they develop, how they grow, and how different activities are arranged within cities. The author has updated the tables and charts thoroughly, and has reorganized sections of the book. The material on poverty and public policy has been extensively rewritten.
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Market Forces in the Development of Cities
Why Do Cities Exist?
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acre AFDC average benefit capita demand central city central place theory central-city changes Chapter city center city's cluster commuting cost congestion tax consumers decreases demand curve Discusses dwellings effects equilibrium externalities factory farmer Figure general-equilibrium growth housing consumption housing-price function income elasticity increase industry land rent landowners location choices location decisions manufacturing marginal market area market value metropolitan area monetary weight monocentric city move municipality negative income tax neighborhood office firms opportunity cost optimum output percent percentage pollution poor households population density price of housing price of land production costs profit property tax public housing public services racial segregation region rent control rental residential bid-rent function retail revenue scale economies segregation shifts shows sloped spending square miles streetcar subcenters submarket subsidy suburban suburbs Suppose Tiebout model total employment transport costs travel costs Urban Economics urbanized area wage workers workfare zoning