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Urban Form And Transport Accessibility

Classics in Transport and Environmental Valuation series
Edited by Corinne Mulley, Professor and Chair in Public Transport and Director, Public Transport Programs, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney Business School, University of Sydney, Australia
This important collection provides a foundational understanding of the debates surrounding urban form and the ability of land use policy to deliver the preferred urban form. Professor Mulley has selected key published articles from disciplines at the interface of urban economics and transport economics. These are grouped together within a number of themes, beginning with the contribution of central place theories developed in the early twentieth century and ending with contemporary papers providing answers to current issues of cities.
Extent: 672 pp
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Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 0 85793 749 0
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This important collection provides a foundational understanding of the debates surrounding urban form and the ability of land use policy to deliver the preferred urban form. Professor Mulley has selected key published articles from disciplines at the interface of urban economics and transport economics. These are grouped together within a number of themes, beginning with the contribution of central place theories developed in the early twentieth century and ending with contemporary papers providing answers to current issues of cities.

Professor Mulley’s insightful original introduction illuminates her choice and serves to elucidate and facilitate our understanding of urban systems and their drivers.
‘This collection of seminal papers reflects on the long history of research on urban form and transport accessibility, and it includes contributions from many of the most influential thinkers in urban and regional science. Now they have all been assembled in a single volume that is accessible to all researchers – it provides an invaluable resource.’
– David Bannister, University of Oxford, UK
34 articles, dating from 1929 to 2011
Contributors include: W. Alonso, M. Fujita, C.D. Harris, H. Hotelling, P. Krugman, A. Lösch, P. Nijkamp, A.J. Venables
Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction Corinne Mulley

PART I THEORIES OF URBAN FORM AND HIERARCHIES OF CITY SIZE
1. Walter Christaller (1972), ‘How I Discovered the Theory of Central Places: A Report about the Origin of Central Places’
2. August Lösch (1938), ‘The Nature of Economic Regions’
3. Chauncy D. Harris and Edward L. Ullman (1945), ‘The Nature of Cities’
4. Brian J.L. Berry and William L. Garrison (1958), ‘Recent Developments of Central Place Theory’
5. Martin J. Beckmann (1958), ‘City Hierarchies and the Distribution of City Size’
6. J.V. Henderson (1974), ‘The Sizes and Types of Cities’

PART II CONTRIBUTION OF THE ‘NEW ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY’
7. Brian J.L. Berry (1964), ‘Cities as Systems within Systems of Cities’
8. Paul Krugman (1991), ‘Increasing Returns and Economic Geography’
9. Masahisa Fujita and Paul Krugman (1995), ‘When is the Economy Monocentric?: von Thünen and Chamberlin Unified’
10. Masahisa Fujita and Tomoya Mori (1997), ‘Structural Stability and Evolution of Urban Systems’
11. Masahisa Fujita, Paul Krugman and Tomoya Mori (1999), ‘On the Evolution of Hierarchical Urban Systems’
12. Takatoshi Tabuchi and Jacques-François Thisse (2011), ‘A New Economic Geography Model of Central Places’

PART III INTRA-URBAN LOCATION
13. Harold Hotelling (1929), ‘Stability in Competition’
14. William Alonso (1960), ‘A Theory of the Urban Land Market’
15. Waltar Isard and Tony E. Smith (1967), ‘Location Games: With Applications to Classic Location Problems’
16. Michael A. Goldberg (1970), ‘Transportation, Urban Land Values, and Rents: A Synthesis’
17. Robert H. Nelson (1973), ‘Accessibility and Rent: Applying Becker’s “Time Price” Concept to the Theory of Residential Location’
18. Robert M. Solow (1972), ‘Congestion, Density and the Use of Land in Transportation’
19. Edwin S. Mills (1972), ‘Markets and Efficient Resource Allocation in Urban Areas’
20. Gerald S. Goldstein and Leon N. Moses (1973), ‘A Survey of Urban Economics’
21. Gilles Duranton and Diego Puga (2000), ‘Diversity and Specialisation in Cities: Why, Where and When Does it Matter?’
22. Antonio Ciccone and Robert E. Hall (1996), ‘Productivity and the Density of Economic Activity’
23. J. Vernon Henderson (2003), ‘Marshall’s Scale Economies’
24. Patricia C. Melo, Daniel J. Graham and Robert B. Noland (2009), ‘A Meta-analysis of Estimates of Urban Agglomeration Economies’
25. Anthony J. Venables (2007), ‘Evaluating Urban Transport Improvements: Cost-Benefit Analysis in the Presence of Agglomeration and Income Taxation’

PART IV ACCESSIBILITY MEASUREMENT
26. Walter G. Hansen (1959), ‘How Accessibility Shapes Land Use’
27. A.G. Wilson (1971), ‘A Family of Spatial Interaction Models, and Associated Developments’
28. Chauncy D. Harris (1954), ‘The Market as a Factor in the Localization of Industry in the United States’
29. C. Clark, F. Wilson and J. Bradley (1969), ‘Industrial Location and Economic Potential in Western Europe’
30. J.M. Morris, P.L. Dumble and M.R. Wigan (1979), ‘Accessibility Indicators for Transport Planning’
31. R.W. Vickerman (1974), ‘Accessibility, Attraction, and Potential: A Review of Some Concepts and their Use in Determining Mobility’

PART V THE DYNAMICS OF CHANGE
32. P.M. Allen and M. Sanglier (1979), ‘A Dynamic Model of Growth in a Central Place System’
33. Francesca Medda, Peter Nijkamp and Piet Rietveld (2003), ‘Urban Land Use for Transport Systems and City Shapes’
34. Daniel J. Graham (2007), ‘Variable Returns to Agglomeration and the Effect of Road Traffic Congestion’