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Agglomeration economies shaping the spatial structure in German city regions?

Krehl, Angelika and Siedentop, Stefan and Taubenböck, Hannes and Wurm, Michael (2014) Agglomeration economies shaping the spatial structure in German city regions? In: AESOP Annual Congress, pp. 1-14. AESOP, 09.-12. Jul. 2014, Utrecht, Belgien.

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Urban spatial structure is an issue since it implies measurement aspects, explanation aspects, and a discussion based on different backgrounds . In this paper, we try to shed some light on the urban spatial structure of four selected German city regions. Our starting point is a non-uniform distribution of economic activity in space which we analyze against a background of economic and planning theory. We aim at describing and hypothetically explaining urban spatial structure in Germany with a combination of concentration and association measures. The results are analyzed and put in the context of urban structure in North America. By looking at employment and employment in higher-order service sectors we try to find evidence for different agglomeration economies at work. Our results suggest that both employment types show a quite concentrated spatial pattern but that there are quantitative and qualitative differences . These differences might be explained with economies of agglomeration as well as influences from planning policies. Our findings for the German city regions are similar to those found for North America. Thus, we conclude that it is very likely and can be argued based on economic theory that agglomeration economies contribute to shaping the spatial structure in German city regions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89202/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Agglomeration economies shaping the spatial structure in German city regions?
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Taubenböck, HannesUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4360-9126UNSPECIFIED
Wurm, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5967-1894UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:AESOP Annual Congress
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-14
Keywords:polycentricity, agglomeration, Germany
Event Title:AESOP
Event Location:Utrecht, Belgien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:09.-12. Jul. 2014
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Zivile Kriseninformation und Georisiken (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Geo Risks and Civil Security
Deposited By: Wurm, Michael
Deposited On:17 Jul 2014 10:03
Last Modified:29 Mar 2023 00:19

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