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An Analysis of Bid-Rent Curve Variations Across American Cities

Abstract Research literature were reviewed regarding the land-use economic theory of bid-rent curves and the modern emergence of polycentric cities. Two independent Geographic Information System (GIS) analyses were completed to test the hypothesis that bid-rent methodology could be used to tease out trends in residential locations, and hence contribute to present-day urban planning efforts. Specifically, these analyses sought to address the relationships between place of work and place of residence in urban areas. A generalizable set of benchmarks for identifying urban employment centers were established for 10 study cities in the United States, and bid-rent curves were calculated under separate monocentric assumptions and polycentric assumptions. T... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Bochnovic, Michael Andrew (Author) / Mack, Elizabeth (Advisor) / Pfeiffer, Deirdre (Committee member) / Rey, Sergio J (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Urban planning / Economics / Geographic information science and geodesy / Alonso / bid-rent curve / land-use economics / polycentricity / residential location / social equity
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 106 pages
Language English
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Note M.U.E.P. Geography 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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