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Palgrave Macmillan

Urban Economics: A Global Perspective

ISBN 9780333771280
Publication Date March 2001
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

The purpose of this book is to provide a key text on urban economics in a global context. The book is driven by the themes of urban economics - urban growth, housing, property investment and development, etc. - and the different approaches to these themes taken in different regions of the world are introduced and exemplified in boxes within each chapter.

PAUL BALCHIN is a reader in Urban Economics at the University of Greenwich. He is the co-author of Urban Land Economics and Public Policy, published by Macmillan in its fifth edition in 1995.

DAVID ISAAC is Professor of Real Estate Development at Greenwich University. He is the author of a number of texts in Property Investment and Development for Macmillan.

JEAN CHEN is a lecturer in Business Management at the University of Surrey.

Introduction
Urban Growth
The Spatial Structure of Urban Areas
Housing
The Location and Globalization of Economic Activity
Urban Development and Renewal
Property Development
Property Investment
Urban Planning, Land Policy and the Market
Welfare Economics, the Environment and Urban Congestion
Conclusions

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