Growth, Conflict and Crisis in the Urban System: A Neo-Marxian Approach to Modeling Inter-Urban Economic Dynamics

Sheppard E (1983). Growth, Conflict and Crisis in the Urban System: A Neo-Marxian Approach to Modeling Inter-Urban Economic Dynamics. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-83-033

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Abstract

Many large urban agglomerations in the developed countries are either experiencing population decline or are growing at rates lower than those of middle-sized and small settlements. This trend is in direct contrast to the one for large cities in the less developed world, which are growing rapidly. Urban contraction and decline is generating fiscal pressures and fueling interregional conflicts in the developed nations; explosive city growth in the less developed world is creating problems of urban absorption. These developments call for the reformulation of urban policies based on an improved understanding of the dynamics that have produced the current patterns.

During the period 1979-1982, the former Human Settlements and Services Area examined patterns of human settlement transformation as part of the research efforts of two tasks: the Urban Change Task and the Population, Resources, and Growth Task. This paper was written as part of that research activity. Its publication was delayed, and it is therefore being issued now a few months after the dissolution of the HSS Area.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:53
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 02:17
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2279

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