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How has the location of manufacturing activities evolved in cities over time? Why? Where are they most likely to be located now?

Central Place Theory

Please answer these 4 questions, I think should be about 7-8 pages Double space MLA

Make sure answer all questions and use your own words.

Try to read the text book and articles that I upload.

Arthur O’Sullivan, Urban Economics, 9th ed (McGraw-Hill, 2018).

Jan K. Brueckner, Lectures on Urban Economics (MIT Press, 2011).

 

You already write some discussion about these , please do your very best on this.

 

NOTE: Please answer the following four questions. They are weighted equally.

 

  1. What role do the following phenomena play in the development of metropolitan areas?
  2. Scale economies in production
  3. Agglomeration economies
  4. Enterprise zones
  5. Advances in transportation
  6. Building height

 

  1. 2. Discuss and compare the Losch and Christaller versions of central place theories, in the following ways
  2. Describing how land use patterns in rural areas develop
  3. Describing how land use patterns in metropolitan areas develop
  4. Describing the development of retail activities in metropolitan areas
  5. Describing the development of industrial activities in metropolitan areas

 

  1. Consider Ed Glaeser’s paper on the syllabus called The Death and Life of Cities. In it he provides a narrative of how selected US cities have grown, prospered, failed, and sometimes come back to vitality, based on specific general trends he also discusses.

 

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

 

Please do a brief but similar narrative for the metropolitan area you have chosen to research. What factors brought the region into economic prominence? Has the region continually evolved and prospered? Has it encountered periods of decline? Are the original industries still most prominent, or has the metro area evolved into something else? What role have amenities played in this evolution?

 

  1. We have discussed a general theory of how economic activities distribute themselves based on distance from the central business district. Based on this theory,
  2. Explain why commercial property is most often found at the city center. What types of commercial property locates there? What types locate farther away? Why?
  3. How has the location of manufacturing activities evolved in cities over time? Why? Where are they most likely to be located now?
  4. What factors determine the location of people in the metro area? What factors cause some to be located close to the CBD and others further away?
  5. For the metropolitan area you have chosen to research, describe where commercial and industrial activities are located. What are your area’s major commercial activities? Manufacturing activities?

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