(Article of periodic en Polonais - 1980)

Document title

Dostepnosc, efektywnosc i przestrzenna organizacja. (Accessibility, efficiency and spatial organization)

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The author makes a hypothesis that higher spatial equity not always means lower economic efficiency, as it is usually assumed. He tries to verify this hypothesis partially, in this way that he works out some alternative spatial organizations and evaluates them from the point of view of spatial equity and economic efficiency. The alternatives are as follows: egalitarian, concentrated, moderate and moderately concentrated. He assumes spatial accessibility and costs as measures-representatives of spatial equity and economic efficiency. With the accepted assumptions concerning the concentration of set-tlements and investments, economies of scale, and transport system, concentrated alternative proved to be not only cheaper, but also more advantageous as regards spatial accessibility in relation to egalitarian alternative. This means that under certain conditions and within certain limits, the relation between concentration and spatial accessibility can be positive and not negative. In other words, under these conditions and limits, it is possible to obtain economies of large scale and to improve spatial accessibility simultaneously. Thus, higher spatial equity can be accompanied by a higher economic efficiency. (l'A.).


Article of periodic

published at : Przeglad geograficzny Warszawa

Editor :

Millesime : 1980, no1 [pp. 3-39]

Bibliographic references : 4 réf.



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