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The spatial distribution of economic activity in Melbourne, 1971–2000

Auteur :
WATKINS, A.R.

Description :
This paper reports an empirical analysis of the distribution of employment by industry in Melbourne and how this changes over time. Depending on the nature of the industry being considered, two main patterns of spatial behavior are found, population-related dispersion and centralization. A methodology for estimating the benefits of centralization is developed and applied. Centralization benefits are highest for business services and other high-level services, supporting the view that the benefits of concentrating in the central business district are related to knowledge creation and exchange. The implications of these findings are discussed.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Urban geography, issn : 0272-3638, 2014, vol. 35, n°. 7, p. 1041-1065, nombre de pages : 25, Références bibliographiques : 4 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Silver Spring, MD, Winston

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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