Urban evolution in the USA

@article{Black2003UrbanEI,
  title={Urban evolution in the USA},
  author={D. Black and J. Henderson},
  journal={Journal of Economic Geography},
  year={2003},
  volume={3},
  pages={343-372}
}
On a sustained basis, cities are of non-uniform relative sizes. This paper addresses three basic issues which arise from this simple observation by examining the size distribution of US cities over the period 1900--1990. First, we explore the reasons why there is a wide distribution of city sizes. Second, we characterize the evolution of the size distribution of cities, documenting growth in sizes and numbers of cities. We ask whether the relative size distribution of cities has remained stable… Expand
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