A SOURCE OF THEORY FOR HIGHWAY IMPACT STUDIES

AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO STATE THE HIGHWAY IMPACT PROBLEM AS ONE OF RELATIONSHIPS AMONG LOCATIONS. LAND USE TENDS TO BE THE OUTCOME OF COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR LOCATIONS. A THEORY THAT EXPLAINS LAND USES AS THE OUTCOME OF LOCATION IS CLEAR- LY PERTINENT TO THE HIGHWAY IMPACT PROBLEM. ANOTHER BODY OF THEORY SEEKS TO EXPLAIN THE ARRANGEMENTS OF CITIES AND TRANSPORTATION ROUTES. URBAN FUNCTIONS GROUP TOGETHER, GIVING RISE TO URBAN CENTERS WHILE THE SHAPING OF THESE CENTERS IS GEOMETRICALLY DETERMINED BY THE KIND OF COMPETI- TION OF GROUPS OF FUNCTIONS FOR MARKET AREAS, THERE ARE SEVERAL SOURCES OF THEORY FOR THIS PROBLEM WHICH ARE RE- VIEWED. TOOLS AVAILABLE FOR DEALING WITH PARTICULAR ENTRE- PRENEURS ARE DISCUSSED. SEVERAL THEORISTS SHOW THE IMPACT OF TRANSPORTATION IS VIABLE WITHIN THE BROAD CONTEXT OF ECO- NOMIC THEORY. REFERENCE TO LOCATION THEORY SEEM TO PROVIDE AN ORIENTATION FOR HIGHWAY IMPACT STUDIES.

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  • Accession Number: 00201859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1970 12:00AM