Polycentric versus hierarchical tertiary centres: comparing San Diego and Tijuana
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This article presents and tests an explanatory model of the size and distribution of intraurban tertiary (retail and services) subcentres/centres in San Diego and Tijuana. The study shows that the determinants of sub-centres differ between cities and are related to differences in the levels of national development. The developed country city is polycentric, with a structure of centres depending mainly on external economies and racial segregation; while the developing country city has a hierarchy of centres a la Christaller, and the degree of centrality depends on internal and external economies and the proximity of consumers with diverse preferences and higher income.
Keywords: Polycentric; urban structure; spatial structure; Christaller; Latin American cities; American cities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Published in Area Development and Policy 3.1(2016): pp. 361-377
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