The Structure of Sprawl: Identifying and Characterizing Employment Centers in Polycentric Metropolitan Areas

@article{Anderson2001TheSO,
  title={The Structure of Sprawl: Identifying and Characterizing Employment Centers in Polycentric Metropolitan Areas},
  author={Nathan B. Anderson and William Thomas Bogart},
  journal={The American Journal of Economics and Sociology},
  year={2001},
  volume={60},
  pages={147-169}
}
This paper applies a consistent framework to four comparably sized metropolitan areas to identify and characterize their employment centers. Employment centers are identified as places that exceed a threshold employment density and a threshold employment level. They are also characterized as specializing on the basis of location quotient analysis. We find clear evidence of specialization in every employment center in the four metropolitan areas studied. Our interpretation is that what we are… Expand
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