City-systems in Advanced Economies: Past Growth, Present Processes and Future Development Options

1st Edition

Allan Pred

Routledge
Published December 13, 2018
Reference - 254 Pages
ISBN 9781138102255 - CAT# Y336495
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Urban and Regional Economics

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Summary

Originally published in 1977. This book provides answers to two fundamental and interrelated questions about the modern city. First, what are the processes underlying the past and present growth of ‘post-industrial’ metropolitan complexes and the economically advanced city-systems to which they belong? Second, what are the implications of on-going growth for efforts to reduce interregional inequalities of employment opportunity? The first section of the book introduces the basic concepts such as the properties of systems of cities. It then provides an analysis of their growth in advanced economies during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and looks to further possibilities.

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