Edge city formation and the resulting vacated business district

Yang Zhang, Komei Sasaki

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The effects of edge city formation on the structure of an existing core city are investigated. Focus is put on the phenomenon of "vacated business district" in the core city. It is hypothesized that some area of land in an existing business district becomes vacant due to edge city formation because of the transformation and/or adjustment costs of land. Equilibrium configuration in a metropolitan area is investigated, and various comparative static analysis is performed by numerical simulation method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-540
Number of pages18
JournalAnnals of Regional Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sept


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