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The Structure, Size and Costs of Urban Settlements


Part of National Institute of Economic and Social Research Economic and Social Studies

  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521154482

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  • This 1973 book contains the results of a research project carried out at the National Institute between 1966 and 1969 on the economics of urban form. The effects of size, shape and form on costs of construction are examined for various model settlements. The populations of these models, and hence the facilities requires, are built up from a study of actual towns, existing and planned. Transport systems are examined, as well as the extra costs and advantages of expanding an existing settlement rather than developing on a virgin site. The financing of development and efficient use of resources is also touched upon. Finally, the discussion is placed in a nationwide context by consideration of the possible effects of development on existing towns and cities, whose viability could be endangered by a cumulative decline in their population and economic activity.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521154482
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of charts
    1. Introduction
    2. Factors affecting settlement planning
    3. The structure of settlements
    4. Land use and densities
    5. Settlement models
    6. Population and facilities
    7. Traffic in the settlements
    8. Main roads and their capital costs
    9. The capital costs of constructing a settlement
    10. The costs of travelling to work
    11. The costs of public transport: buses and railways
    12. Factors affecting development costs
    13. Costs-in-use of settlements and their transport systems
    14. New and expanded settlements
    15. Financing development
    16. Phasing and adaptability of settlements
    17. Urban form, operating costs and values
    18. The economics of growing and declining settlements
    19. Conclusions
    List of works cited

  • Author

    P. A. Stone

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