Urban Economics / Edition 8

Hardcover (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$42.71
(Save 83%)
Est. Return Date: 02/26/2015
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $109.27
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 57%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (18) from $109.27   
  • New (7) from $227.70   
  • Used (11) from $109.27   

Overview

Over the course of two decades, Urban Economics has achieved a worldwide audience, and has been translated into Chinese, Greek, Russia, and Korean. Like the seven previous editions, this edition provides a clear and concise presentation of the economic forces that:

(a) cause the development of cities;

(b) determine the spatial form of cities;

(c) cause urban economies to grow or shrink;

(d) generate urban problems such as poverty, crime, and congestion;

(e) make the market for urban housing unique; and

(f) shape the tax and spending policies of local government.

In addition to developing the basic concepts of urban economics, the book uses economic analysis to evaluate the merits of policies designed to address our most vexing urban problems.

The text is designed for use in undergraduate courses in urban economics and

urban affairs. It could also be used for graduate courses in urban planning, public

policy, and public administration. All of the economic concepts used in the book are

covered in the typical intermediate microeconomics course, so students who have

completed such a course will be able to move through the book at a rapid pace.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073511474
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 10/26/2011
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 624,446
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: Introduction and Axioms of Urban Economics Part I: Market Forces in the Development of CitiesChapter 2: Why Do Cities Exist? Chapter 3: Why Do Firms Cluster? Chapter 4: City SizeChapter 5: Urban Growth Part II: Land Rent and Land-Use PatternsChapter 6: Urban Land RentChapter 7: Land-Use PatternsChapter 8: Neighborhood ChoiceChapter 9: Zoning and Growth Controls Part III: Urban TransportationChapter 10: Autos and HighwaysChapter 11: Urban Transit Part IV: Education and Crime in CitiesChapter 12: EducationChapter 13: Crime Part V: HousingChapter 14: Why is Housing Different? Chapter 15: Housing Policy Part VI: Local GovernmentChapter 16: The Role of Local Government Chapter 17: Local Government Revenue Appendix: Tools of Microeconomics Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)