(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1980)

Document title

Effects of rising energy prices on urban space in Energy problems and regional development.

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In this paper we review and analyze several well-known urban models that are presently being used to evaluate the impact of a decreasing energy supply on the spatial structure of our metropolitan areas. Certain models wich demonstrate that rising energy prices reinforce a tendency for decentralization are shown to be extremely sensitive to modifications of certain desirable assumptions and, consequently, they may have restrictive applicability in urban policy formation. Acknowledging this possibility, we use a production function approach to derive, independently of the previously discussed models, results that indicate a rise in energy prices will generate centralizing urban adjustments.


Article of periodic

published at : Regional science and urban economics Amsterdam

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Millesime : 1980, vol. 10, no3 [pp. 407-422]

Bibliographic references : 9 réf.



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