A model of urban growth with endogenous suburban production centers
David Brasington ()
The Annals of Regional Science, 2001, vol. 35, issue 3, 430 pages
This paper presents a theoretical model of the spatial growth of an urban area. Its primary contribution is that suburban production centers arise as small, independent landowners respond to market forces. Other models impose subcenters exogenously and require action by large developers or government agencies. The model predicts almost no undeveloped land is present in struggling cities, but urban sprawl is the hallmark of a growing metropolitan area. There is also anticipatory sprawl: even while all industrial development is concentrated in the central city, a leapfrog zone may sprout between two residential zones in the suburbs.
JEL-codes: R11 R14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Note: Received: July 2000/Accepted: December 2000
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