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Access, Property, and American Urban Space

By M. Gordon Brown

Routledge – 2014 – 160 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

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    978-0-415-70474-8
    October 15th 2013
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Description

This volume examineshowthe pervasivechangesinthe relation between private and public property have impacted the spatial form of American cities. In addition to linking spatial patterns and economic costs, the book shows how to quantify these patterns and link them to congestion and transaction costs. At a more fundamental conceptual level, it proposes an original and simple theory explaining the genesis of urban spatial form in the Fertile Crescent that links to the form of American urban space as conceptualized by the Founding Fathers.

Contents

Preface

1. Perspectives and Problems

2. A Regime Shift: History and Presence

3. Space and Property: Public and Private

4. The Historic and Prehistoric Origins of American Urban Space

5. Access Reform: The Road to Congestion

6. Networks and Interfaces: Models and Measures

7. Access Interfaces and Networks: Spatial Functioning

8. Conclusion: American Space

Author Bio

M. Gordon Brown is Principal of Space Analytics, LLC.

Name: Access, Property, and American Urban Space (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By M. Gordon Brown. This volume examineshowthe pervasivechangesinthe relation between private and public property have impacted the spatial form of American cities. In addition to linking spatial patterns and economic costs, the book shows how to quantify these patterns and...
Categories: Urban Geography, Economic Geography, Planning - Human Geography