As a contribution to the suburban-central city exploitation thesis, this paper deals with the conflict between local and through traffic when allocating land for transportation at the expense of residential consumption. The model developed in this paper gives the optimal allocation of land between both uses, via Pontryagin's Maximum Principle, and shows the impact of through traffic on the urban structure, on local transportation costs and on the cost of housing supply. The cost functionals are used to measure the total burden to the inner city and a connection is made to the ongoing discussion of the "exploitation" thesis.

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  • Authors:
    • Fisch, O
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Accession Number: 00097659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM