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This introductory but innovative textbook on the economics of cities is aimed at students of urban and regional policy as well as of undergraduate economics. It deals with standard topics, including automobiles, mass transit, pollution, housing, and education but it also discusses non-standard topics such as segregation, water supply, sewers, garbage, fire prevention, housing codes, homelessness, crime, illicit drugs, and economic development.
Frontmatter Contents Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Why Proximity Is Good Chapter 3. Cars, Pollution, And Accidents Chapter 4. Congestion Chapter 5. Mass Transit Chapter 6. Land Chapter 7. Too Many Cars? Too Much Lawn? Too Much Blight? Chapter 8. Rules Chapter 9. Water, Sewers, Fire, And Garbage Chapter 10. Education Chapter 11. Race And Space Chapter 12. Race And Policy Chapter 13. Housing: The Big Picture Chapter 14. Housing And Poor People Chapter 15. Homelessness Chapter 16. Crime Chapter 17. Drugs, Guns, And Alcohol Chapter 18. Urban Economic Development Epilogue Glossary Index
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