1988 volume 20(8) pages 1103 – 1120
doi:10.1068/a201103

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Higano Y, Kohno H, 1988, "Optimal reorganization of Greater Tokyo: an industrial complex of agglomeration and scale economies. 1." Environment and Planning A 20(8) 1103 – 1120

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Optimal reorganization of Greater Tokyo: an industrial complex of agglomeration and scale economies. 1.

Y Higano, H Kohno

Received 4 January 1986; in revised form 10 February 1987

Abstract. An analytical method for evaluating the optimal reorganization of Greater Tokyo is presented and its properties are examined. The model used is a large-scale nonlinear programming model. The essential advantages and disadvantages of production concentration are simultaneously optimized in accordance with the synthesized dynamic opportunity-cost criterion. We especially emphasize the net scale and agglomeration economies of the large city, taking account of the causal relation among the acceleration and retardation factors of those economies.

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