Urban Change in the United States and Western Europe: Comparative Analysis and Policy

Urban Change in the United States and Western Europe: Comparative Analysis and Policy

by Anita A. Summers
     
 

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With particular emphasis on the role and effectiveness of public policy, this volume focuses on the question: what can be learned from a rigorous comparison of the patterns and processes of urban concentrations of residents and employment in western Europe and the United States? A wide range of methodological techniques are used-economic theory, econometrics,

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With particular emphasis on the role and effectiveness of public policy, this volume focuses on the question: what can be learned from a rigorous comparison of the patterns and processes of urban concentrations of residents and employment in western Europe and the United States? A wide range of methodological techniques are used-economic theory, econometrics, general economic analysis, regional science, and institutional historical analysis-with full recognition of the political, social, and economic factors underlying location decisions. This volume has a breadth of coverage that should make it a standard reference. Contributing authors include "Anthony Downs, Mark Alan Hughes, Dick Netzer, Lanfranco Senn and Gianluigi Gorla, Edwin S. Mills," and "Paul Cheshire."

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Makes a rigorous comparison of the patterns and processes of urban concentrations of residents and employment in Western Europe and the US, with particular emphasis on the role and effectiveness of public policy. A wide range of methodological techniques, including economic theory, econometrics, regional science, and institutional historical analysis, is used to analyze factors underlying urban economic development. Examines intra- and intermetropolitan area change, dynamics of metropolitan change, implications of change, and the role of government. Summers is a professor emerita of public policy and management, and co-director of the Wharton Urban Decentralization Project in the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780877665922
Publisher:
Urban Institute Press
Publication date:
03/01/1993
Pages:
770

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