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Zipf’s Law and Canadian urban growth

Auteur :
LALANNE, A.

Description :
This article examines Zipf’s Law and Canadian urban growth. It appears that the dynamics of growth follow a deterministic process related to existing urban size, previous growth and spatial structure. Splitting the Canadian urban system into two—east and west— permits the identification of differences that were not observable when studying the country as a whole. While size and previous growth are still important explanatory variables of growth patterns, these two systems may be distinguished one from the other from the point of view of spatial patterns of distribution of growth rates.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Urban studies (Harlow), issn : 0042-0980, 2014, vol. 51, n°. 8, p. 1725-1740, nombre de pages : 16, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Harlow, Longman Group

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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