Gentrification and Neighborhood
Housing Cycles: Will America
Future Downtowns Be Rich?
What is Gentrification?
The buying and renovation of houses in
deteriorated urban neighborhoods, esp. by
Chapter 1: A Non-Technical Presentation of Land Use Theory
Research Institute of Industrial Economics
July 3, 2006
Motivation: how can we explain location patterns in cities? Furthermore, cities like London
have a population of around 10 millio
INTERNATIONAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
WEDNESDAY 9 APRIL and THURSDAY 10 APRIL 2008
Pretoria, South Africa
"International Comparisons: Spatial
Development and Poverty.
By Alain Bertaud
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Why Do Firms
Why do firms locate close to
Localization economies: firms in an industry
Urbanization economies: firms in different
Firms cluster to
Share intermediate inputs
Share a labor pool
Why Do Cities Vary in Size
Cities in China
2014 51 .
1 1000 Six
2 500 1000
3 100 500
4 50 100
Utility and City Size
City size is related with the benefits and
costs of resid
Why Do Cities
What set of assumptions will rule out
Why do trading cities develop?
Why do factory cities develop?
Who benefits from innovations that
Backyard Production Model: