Deconcentration without a "Clean Break"

Gordon, P. (1978). Deconcentration without a "Clean Break". IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-78-039

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This report reviews recent papers which argue that urban ization trends in the U.S. show a reversal of past patterns. The review suggests that a reversal is not obvious and may simply appear as a result of a statistical artifact: urbanization which has spilled over metropolitan boundaries may simply be more of the same outward growth but would show up as a metropolitan to non-metropolitan growth shift. A new data file for eighteen other developed countries is examined. These data are suitable for computations of various versions of the Hoover index of population con centration. Such calculations suggest that the eighteen countries examined are experiencing more traditional urban outward expansion. This adds to scepticism of the reversal or "clean break" hypothesis.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:45
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:09

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