First published in 1997, this volume from the Bruton Center for Development Studies examines urban productivity and the Korean urban system. The Center recognizes the growing significance of information and technology in local, national and global development. Research conducted within the Center includes both theoretical and empirical investigations of regional housing markets; mobility and location choices of households and businesses; interaction of land use and transportation; relationships between spatial patterns of development and the dynamics of regional economies, and on the interaction of market forces and public policies in shaping development.
1. Introduction. 2. Urban Productivity: a Survey of the Literature. 3. The Empirical Investigation of Urban Productivity: Methodological Discussion. 4. Productivity Structure of the Korean Urban System. 5. Factors Affecting Urban Productivity. 6. Summary and Policy Implications.