1988 volume 20(5) pages 569 – 593
doi:10.1068/a200569

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Kutay A, 1988, "Technological change and spatial transformation in an information economy: 1. A structural model of transition in the urban system" Environment and Planning A 20(5) 569 – 593

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Technological change and spatial transformation in an information economy: 1. A structural model of transition in the urban system

A Kutay

Received 26 November 1986

Abstract. In this paper a model of urban land use, which prespecifies neither the number nor the location of employment centers, is developed within the context of office location. The number and location of employment centers are determined endogenously, based on the values of the model parameters. Offices and households compete for land and urban land serves as the mediator of balance. It is shown that traditional location theory, which is based upon physical distances and transportation costs, cannot explain the spatial structure of the contemporary urban form.

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