Amenities, Quality of Life, and Regional Development

  • Gordon F. Mulligan
  • John I. CarruthersEmail author
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 45)


There is an extensive literature in regional science focusing on economic and regional development in which the role of urban amenities and disamenities has been used to model quality of urban life. Modeling efforts for the most part have used secondary aggregate data and spatial econometric analysis. The chapter reviews that literature emphasizing the role that urban amenities/disamenities might play in influencing regional development and migration patterns.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Geography and DevelopmentUniversity of ArizonaSquamishCanada, USA
  2. 2.Sustainable Urban Planning Program College of Professional StudiesThe George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

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