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Order without design : how markets shape cities

Author: Alain Bertaud
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book emerges from a 55-year career in urban planning, and is illustrated by the author's real-world experience. Without understanding how markets work, urban planners are likely to design infrastructure and regulations that will adversely impact the functioning of cities. By contrast, urban economists review decisions and outcomes after the fact, often publishing their conclusions in specialized journals that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bertaud, Alain.
Order without design.
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018008743
(OCoLC)1029800764
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Bertaud
ISBN: 9780262349215 0262349213 9780262349222 0262349221
OCLC Number: 1077292304
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Economists and urban planners : two visions of cities that need to be merged --
Cities as labor markets --
The formation of urban spatial structures : markets vs. design --
The spatial distribution of land prices and densities : the models developed by economists --
Mobility : transport is a real estate issue --
the design of urban roads and transport systems --
Affordability : households --
income, regulations, and land supply --
Alternative urban shapes and utopias --
Urban planners and urban economists have an important role to play if they manage to work together.
Responsibility: Alain Bertaud.

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An argument that operational urban planning can be improved by the application of the tools of urban economics to the design of regulations and infrastructure.  Read more...

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