Employment Location in Cities and Regions

Models and Applications

  • Francesca Pagliara
  • Michiel de Bok
  • David Simmonds
  • Alan Wilson

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Alan Wilson, Francesca Pagliara
    Pages 1-8
  3. Macro-scale Approaches

  4. Micro-scale Approaches

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 293-293

About this book


The focus of this book is the modeling of the location of economic activities, measured in terms of employment, in land-use and transportation systems. These measures are key inputs to models at intra-urban scales of the flows of persons and goods for both urban and transport planning. The models described here are either components of comprehensive models or specialist studies. Economic activities can be defined in terms of jobs or private-sector firms and public service organisations. Different levels of aggregation are used both in terms of organisational and geographical dimensions. In the case of firms and public organizations, a distinction can be made between the organizations themselves and corresponding establishments. For urban simulation models, it is the location of establishments that is important. At the more coarse levels of aggregation that are usually used in comprehensive models, firms and organizations are aggregated into sectors.


Economic Activity Location Meso-Scale Level Microsimulation Regional Modelling Urban Modelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesca Pagliara
    • 1
  • Michiel de Bok
    • 2
  • David Simmonds
    • 3
  • Alan Wilson
    • 4
  1. 1., Dept. of Transportation EngineeringUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  2. 2.SignificanceThe HagueNetherlands
  3. 3.David Simmonds ConsultancyCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  4. 4., Centre for Advanced Spatial AnalysisUniversity College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31778-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31779-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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