Urban Land Use

87 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2014

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Gilles Duranton

University of Pennsylvania - Real Estate Department

Diego Puga

Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI)

Date Written: December 2014

Abstract

We provide an integrated treatment of the theoretical literature on urban land use inspired by the monocentric model, including extensions that deal with multiple endogenous business centres, various dimensions of heterogeneity, and durable housing. After presenting the theory and distilling its key empirical implications, we critically review the empirical literature on differences in prices and development across urban locations, patterns of location choices of heterogeneous households in cities, sprawl and residential decentralization, and employment decentralization.

Keywords: land use, urban structure

JEL Classification: R14

Suggested Citation

Duranton, Gilles and Puga, Diego, Urban Land Use (December 2014). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10282, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2535419

Gilles Duranton (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania - Real Estate Department ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330
United States

Diego Puga

Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) ( email )

Casado del Alisal 5
28014 Madrid
Spain

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