(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The logic of urban fragmentation : organisational ecology and the proliferation of American cities

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HOWELL M.L. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Government, Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond, ETATS-UNIS


This article proposes that city formation follows a niche model and that the factors governing inter-est group origination also affect city formation. It finds that Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA’s) fragment differently from non-MSA counties, state grants of local power increase fragmentation, and more resources allow for more fragmentation. It concludes with a discussion of the results and how they should influence urban policy


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no5 [pp. 899-916]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 2 tabl.



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