Understanding heterogeneous spatial production externalities as a missing link between land-use planning and urban economic futures

Haozhi Pan, Tianren Yang, Ying Jin, Sandy Dall'Erba, Geoffrey Hewings

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Abstract

Land-use planning influences economic performance as it can intervene with location-specific and heterogeneous production externalities. This paper examines the impacts of heterogeneous externalities on local employment growth using a panel model framework with block-level land-use data inventory for Chicago. Cross-industry spillovers provide positive impacts on growth, but the mechanisms behind them differ across sectors and spatial scales. Improved understanding of heterogeneity in agglomeration economies can better support plan-making and urban economic performance. The results show significant and positive influence of cross-industry spillovers, a missing consideration in existing planning processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalRegional Studies
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • agglomeration economy
  • land-use planning
  • land-use regulation
  • regional economy
  • spatial externalities
  • urban simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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