Originally published in 1971, this volume contains papers invited for a conference on economic research relevant to national urban development held in September of the same year. The conference pulled together researchers from both the United Kingdom and the United States who were interested in economic research on key issues of both countries’ management of their urban areas. Papers are varied from those in the early stages of research to those whose research has been completed and all provide an insight into the increase of urbanisation present in the first world. This title will be of interest to students of environmental studies and economics.
Table of Contents
1. A Review History of British Regional Policy 2. Notes on a National Urban Development Strategy for the United States: Politics and Analytics 3. The National System of Cities as an Object of Public Policy 4. Optimality in City Size, Systems of Cities and Urban Policy: A Sceptics View 5. The Agglomeration Process in Urban Growth 6. Welfare Aspects of National Policy toward City Sizes 7. The Pure Theory of City Size in an Industrial Economy