Virtual Special Issue on Urban Development Spatial Economic Analysis

Spatial Economic Analysis

Virtual Special Issue on Urban Development 

Now in its twelfth year, Spatial Economic Analysis has become an agenda-setting journal for regional science, including through important contributions to urban analysis. With over half of the world’s population now living in urban areas, which is expected rise to 66% by 2050 (United Nations, 2015), urban development is of critical importance. Cities provide significant opportunities for economic growth and development as long as urban design models are not only effective but also sustainable, inclusive and equitable. The ten papers in this virtual special issue highlight the complexity of research and policy as a result of spatial interdependence in urban settings; the important contribution that robust analysis can make to urban and regional policy and planning; and the danger of simplistic approaches to the relationship between amenity provision and economic development or quality of life in urban areas.

Declan Jordan, Guest editor
Vassilis Monastiriotis, Co-editor
Paul Elhorst, Editor-in-Chief

The below articles are free to access until the end of 2017. 

Spatial Economic Analysis