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Land Use and Urban Form

The Consumption Theory of Land Rent, 1st Edition

By Grant Ian Thrall


258 pages

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Originally published in 1987. The Consumption Theory of Land Rent or CTLR is a comprehensive model of the urban landscape developed by Grant Ian Thrall. Working from the basic idea that the same underlying processes account for the spatial structure of all places, Thrall shows how CTLR can be used as a tool to explain and predict the long-term consequences of policy decisions by governments, such as introducing light rail rapid transit, or parameter changes in the economy, such as a general rise in real income.

Thrall’s methodology for the analysis of land rent and land use in a significant research accomplishment and a major analytical tool for students and professionals within city planning, regional science, urban geography, and urban economics.

Table of Contents

List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Part One: Foundations of the Consumption Theory of Land Rent (CTLR); 1. Introduction 2. Foundations 3. Further Specification of the CTLR Model 4. Income; Part Two: Transportation Systems; 5. Transportation Cost 6. Transportation Effort 7. Transportation Nodes; Part Three: Government Revenue; 8. Tax Expenditure Overview 9. Income Tax, Interest Rates, and Mortgage Interest Deductions 10. Sales Tax 11. Property Tax; Part Four: Government Services; 12. Planning 13. Public Goods and Externalities; Part Five: Multilevel Decision-Making; 14. Housing 15. Postscript; Glossary; Bibliography; Index

About the Author

Grant Ian Thrall is President Emeritus, American Real Estate Society.

He is also Founding Chair Emeritus, Business Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

Reissuing works originally published between 1968 and 1997, this 24 volume set offers a selection of scholarship on urban studies. Topics include urban policy, urban economics, and identity and poverty in urban communities. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology and urban studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban