The Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning

Hardcover | September 26, 2011

EditorNancy Brooks, Kieran Donaghy, Gerrit-Jan Knaap

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This volume embodies a problem-driven and theoretically informed approach to bridging frontier research in urban economics and urban/regional planning. The authors focus on the interface between these two subdisciplines that have historically had an uneasy relationship. Although economists were among the early contributors to the literature on urban planning, many economists have been dismissive of a discipline whose leading scholars frequently favor regulations over market institutions, equity over efficiency, and normative prescriptions over positive analysis.Planners, meanwhile, even as they draw upon economic principles, often view the work of economists as abstract, not sensitive to institutional contexts, and communicated in a formal language spoken by few with decision making authority. Not surprisingly, papers in the leading economic journalsrarely cite clearly pertinent papers in planning journals, and vice versa. Despite the historical divergence in perspectives and methods, urban economics and urban planning share an intense interest in many topic areas: the nature of cities, the prosperity of urban economies, the efficient provision of urban services, efficient systems of transportation, and the properallocation of land between urban and environmental uses. In bridging this gap, the book highlights the best scholarship in planning and economics that address the most pressing urban problems of our day and stimulates further dialog between scholars in urban planning and urban economics.

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This volume embodies a problem-driven and theoretically informed approach to bridging frontier research in urban economics and urban/regional planning. The authors focus on the interface between these two subdisciplines that have historically had an uneasy relationship. Although economists were among the early contributors to the lit...

Nancy Brooks is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at Cornell University in the Department of City and Regional Planning, and she has also been on the economics department faculty at the University of Vermont. Kieran Donaghy is professor and chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. Gerrit-Jan K...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1032 pages, 0.12 × 0.12 × 0.12 inPublished:September 26, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195380622

ISBN - 13:9780195380620

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Table of Contents

Part IPrinciples of Planning and Urban EconomicsPart IIUrban Structure, Growth and the Development ProcessPart IIISocial and Equity IssuesPart IVUrban Land Use and Transportation PolicyPart VEconomic, Workforce and Human Capital DevelopmentPart VIUrban Public Finance and GovernancePart VIIInternational Settings