Urban growth and subcenter formation: A trolley ride from the Staples Center to Disneyland and the Rose Bowl
Marcus Berliant () and
Ping Wang ()
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The long-term trends of urbanization suggest: not only have more cities formed, but the leading metropolises have grown larger, with a number of peripheral subcenters developing over time. Conventional models of urban growth are limited, in that commuting cost and congestion eventually result in decreasing returns in a monocentric city as population becomes very large. We construct a general-equilibrium model with dynamic interactions between spatial agglomeration and urban development, driven by location-dependent knowledge spillovers. Our contribution allows endogenous development of subcenters to capture benefits from knowledge spillovers and offset diminishing returns from urban congestion, thus permitting more sustained city growth.
Keywords: Core-Periphery Urban Structure; Agglomerative Production Activity; Endogenous Formation of Cities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R12 D51 C78 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Urban growth and subcenter formation: A trolley ride from the Staples Center to Disneyland and the Rose Bowl (2008)
Working Paper: Urban Growth and Subcenter Formation: A Trolley Ride from the Staples Center to Disneyland and the Rose Bowl (2005)
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