Making Sense of Urban Patterns
Abstract: Why do cities everywhere exhibit the same general patterns of density and development? And how can we explain some striking variations? The streets of Philadelphia roll west through a collage of urban environments familiar to city dwellers nearly everywhere. From Penn Square, the central site of the iconic stone City Hall, Market Street traverses a canyon of concrete and glass office buildings that gradually give way to commercial and apartment structures and mixed uses. A mile from City Hall, the busy thoroughfare crosses the Schuylkill River, and density again picks up as the University of Pennsylvania anchors a second employment hub.
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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Part of Series: Economic Insights
Publication Date: 2017-01