URBAN ECONOMIC GROWTH: THE CANADIAN CASE

In this study, an attempt has been made to analyze the processes of industrial and urban growth in Canada. An attempt has been made to rigorously incorporate micro-economic theories of the firm and consumer behaviours into a model of growth. A model of urban growth is developed based on optimizing behaviour of producers and consumers in a spatial context. The process of agglomeration is outlined using a cost curve for a representative industry in a particular city. The relationship between cities in the system is outlined with particular regard to production costs and inter-city trade. How particular cities in Canada relate to the "normal pattern" of growth is also analyzed. Differential rates of growth among cities are analyzed in terms of (a) that part of growth accounted for by the industrial composition and (b) that part accounted for by faster or slower industry growth rates. And finally there is a preliminary attempt to relate growth rates and industry structure. /RTAC/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of State for Urban Affairs

    CMHC Addition Building, Montreal Road
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0P6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Hartwick, J M
    • Crowley, R W
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 401 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149145
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. A.73.5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM