Equilibrium efficiency and optimum are fundamental concepts that characterize the form of ideal cities. Such forms, coupled with the "closed"-"open" distinction, provide a rich gamut of urban structures. Yet transcending this diversity of types and individualistic attributes there is a more general, unified level of analysis. Externalities, policies, and public goods are fundamental issues underlining the recent strong concern for normative analysis. Such issues are typically related to questions of environmental quality. Indeed the impact of environmental quality upon urban structure is decisive: the message emerges clearly as the main conclusions of this essay. The gist of the analysis concerns relations among environmental quality, composition of society, and spatial choice. These relations are general in the sense that they apply both to positive and to normative models of cities.

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    Pion Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Papaggeorgiou, G J
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Accession Number: 00153267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM