1984 volume 11(1) pages 15 – 28

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Werczberger E, 1984, "Modeling the segregation of the urban population" Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 11(1) 15 – 28

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Modeling the segregation of the urban population

E Werczberger

Received 11 May 1983; in revised form 6 October 1983

Abstract. The paper is concerned with the effects of spatial externalities on urban development. With the Herbert-Stevens model of the housing market as the point of departure, equilibrium conditions are formulated. Similar to those of stationary points in quadratic programming, these conditions allow the adaptation of the corresponding algorithms. The nonconvexities caused by the externalities lead to multiple equilibria which may be associated with different city sizes and spatial configurations. The model can be used for the simulation of different empirically observed spatial segregation patterns such as sectors, concentric rings, and multiple nuclei.

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