The Interurban Transmission of Growth in Advanced Economies: Empirical Findings Versus Regional-Planning Assumptions

Pred A (1976). The Interurban Transmission of Growth in Advanced Economies: Empirical Findings Versus Regional-Planning Assumptions. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-76-004

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Abstract

It is proposed that the disappointing record of growth-center and growth-pole policies in advanced economies is in some measure attributable to mistaken assumptions concerning interurban growth transmission. The reasoning behind the hinterland and hierarchical diffusion assumptions of interurban growth transmission is outlined and briefly criticized. The relationships between the spatial structure of organizations and interurban growth-transmission are sketched and organizational spatial structure data for seven metropolitan complexes of the western United States are presented. These data, and the summarized findings of other recent research projects, consistently point to the inaccuracy of the growth-transmission assumptions held by many regional planners and academics in advanced economies. Consequently, certain realities that need to be considered in regional development policy formulation are enumerated.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 17:04
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/539

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