Reference : Alonso and the Scaling of Urban Profiles
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Human geography & demography
Business & economic sciences : Special economic topics (health, labor, transportation…)
Sustainable Development
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/38789
Alonso and the Scaling of Urban Profiles
English
Delloye, Justin [Université Catholique de Louvain - UCL > > > ; Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research - LISER]
Lemoy, Rémi mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) > ; Université de Rouen > UMR Idées]
Caruso, Geoffrey mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
6-Feb-2019
Geographical Analysis
Wiley-Blackwell
Yes
International
0016-7363
1538-4632
United States
[en] How urban characteristics change with total population, their scaling behavior, has become an important research field since one needs to better understand the challenges of urban densification. Yet urban scaling research is largely disconnected from intra-urban structure, and this seriously limits its operationalization. In contrast, the monocentric model of Alonso provides a residential choice-based theory to urban density profiles. However, dedicated comparative static analyses do not completely solve how the model scales with population. This article bridges this gap by simultaneously introducing power laws for land, income and transport cost in the Alonso model. We show that the equilibrium urban structure of this augmented model matches recent empirical findings about the scaling of European population density profiles and satisfactorily represents European cities. This result is however not compatible with the observed scaling power of housing land profiles, and challenges current empirical understanding of wage and transport cost elasticities with population. Our results call for revisiting theories about land development and housing processes as well as the empirics of agglomeration benefits and transport costs.
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/38789
10.1111/gean.12191
FnR ; FNR9143220 > Rémi Maurice Lemoy > > Systematic land use calibration of Alonso-based urban models on European cities > 01/09/2015 > 31/08/2017 > 2014

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