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The Resource Order without design : how markets shape cities, Alain Bertaud

Order without design : how markets shape cities, Alain Bertaud

Label
Order without design : how markets shape cities
Title
Order without design
Title remainder
how markets shape cities
Statement of responsibility
Alain Bertaud
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book emerges from a 55-year career in urban planning, and is illustrated by the author's real-world experience. Without understanding how markets work, urban planners are likely to design infrastructure and regulations that will adversely impact the functioning of cities. By contrast, urban economists review decisions and outcomes after the fact, often publishing their conclusions in specialized journals that fail to influence decision making. This book is a call for qualitative urban planners and quantitative urban economists to come together. Specifically, the book calls for urban economists to take a larger role in the process of operational urban planning. For example, land prices decrease the further away one gets from a city center. When land prices are high, households and firms consume less land; that is, they live in smaller homes and work in smaller offices. Population density then increases because the city is still a desirable place to be, and you can fit more people in smaller spaces. While urban planning often tries to limit densities, it is almost impossible to do so when the price of land is high. Without understanding the factors that lead to high prices, urban planners cannot effectively plan cities, and rents skyrocket and commutes take longer. Cities generate a large amount of data, often recorded in urban departments, but remain unused; urban economists can make use of this new data and provide answers to critical questions in urban economic development. The book does not introduce new concepts of urban economics but uses existing theories to try to improve the practice of urban planning. It looks at such topics as infrastructure, housing affordability, transportation, labor markets, regulation, mobility, and pollution"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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Bertaud, Alain
Dewey number
330.9173/2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Urban economics
  • City planning
Label
Order without design : how markets shape cities, Alain Bertaud
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Economists and urban planners : two visions of cities that need to be merged -- Cities as labor markets -- The formation of urban spatial structures : markets vs. design -- The spatial distribution of land prices and densities : the models developed by economists -- Mobility : transport is a real estate issue -- the design of urban roads and transport systems -- Affordability : households -- income, regulations, and land supply -- Alternative urban shapes and utopias -- Urban planners and urban economists have an important role to play if they manage to work together
Control code
on1077292304
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262349215
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40028655407
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1077292304
Label
Order without design : how markets shape cities, Alain Bertaud
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Economists and urban planners : two visions of cities that need to be merged -- Cities as labor markets -- The formation of urban spatial structures : markets vs. design -- The spatial distribution of land prices and densities : the models developed by economists -- Mobility : transport is a real estate issue -- the design of urban roads and transport systems -- Affordability : households -- income, regulations, and land supply -- Alternative urban shapes and utopias -- Urban planners and urban economists have an important role to play if they manage to work together
Control code
on1077292304
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262349215
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40028655407
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1077292304

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