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Commuting times increase as cities grow, and then fall as areas mature

Sultana, Selima and Weber, Joerg (2014) Commuting times increase as cities grow, and then fall as areas mature. LSE American Politics and Policy (24 Feb 2014). Website.

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With more than 80 percent of Americans now living in urban areas, the consequences of city growth are more important than ever. But how does the growth of cites affect the way people commute? In order to investigate how this ‘commuting transition’ works, Selima Sultana and Joe Weber examined commuting times across 50 U.S. metropolitan areas. They find that, across time, commuting times are highest in new neighborhoods or in booming housing areas. As cities grow, these areas become more mature, and commuting times fall, with new areas again experiencing longer commutes.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 09:25
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2021 23:31

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