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Information technology and urban spatial structure: A comparative analysis of the Chicago and Seoul regions

  • Jungyul Sohn
  • Tschangho John Kim
  • Geoffrey J.D. Hewings
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Abstract

This paper examines comparatively the impact of information technology on urban spatial structure in the Chicago and Seoul metropolitan regions in an attempt to measure the potential influence of IT on urban form and structure. We analyzed the metropolitan areas to understand ways in which the information technology has influenced the distribution of urban economic activities: concentration or dispersion by examining two aspects of impacts: an attraction effect on a zone (level of activity) and a spillover effect on surrounding areas (distributional effects).

Keywords

Market Orientation Urban Form Attraction Equation Concentrate Pattern Urban Spatial Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jungyul Sohn
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tschangho John Kim
    • 3
  • Geoffrey J.D. Hewings
    • 4
  1. 1.Regional Economics Applications LaboratoryUniversity of IllinoisUSA
  2. 2.National Center for Smart GrowthUniversity of MarylandUSA
  3. 3.Department of Urban and Regional PlanningUniversity of IllinoisChampaiguUSA
  4. 4.Regional Economics Applications LaboratoryUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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