Contributions to a Theory of Urban Residential Structuring
Óscar A. Alfonso R.
Universidad Externado de Colombia
Revista de Economía Institucional Vol. 9, No. 17, 2007
The city is a collective project that seeks to improve the general welfare of the population. Residential structuring agents have an inclination to get richer without reason. If collective actions that control and regulate this inclination are missing, the city becomes a powerful instrument to unequally distribute the wealth that emerges from urbanization. This article proposes a non-conventional approach to residential structuring as a place for wealth transference, an analytical option that emphasizes the principle that institutions precede residential markets.
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Keywords: urban economics, residential structuring, public goods, land uses
JEL Classification: R52, R53, R21
Date posted: December 6, 2007