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Urban Economy

Studies of urban economy have the underlying purpose of improving our understanding of the economy and how it works.

Methods of urban economic analysis now available perform rather well in telling us what the economy of an urban area is in a structural sense.

The planner must keep in mind the fact that economic studies are intended to improve not only their own understanding as technicians but also the understanding of local public officials and citizens.

Purposes and Objectives

 In short the purpose of urban economic studies can be expressed as a series of practical direct and interrelated questions:

1.Why does the community exists? There must be a historical perspective in answer. Present economic forms, functions, and problems are partly explainable in terms of the past. From the past through the present , and extending into the future, there is a deeper answer to the question.

2. What are the principal causes of change in the economy? The answer to this question is partly historical: what have been the principal influences of change in the past? For the present and more remote future cause of change must be related closely to economic function.

3. What are the most important forms of imbalance in the community economy? Few urban economics are perfect in terms of economic balance .it is therefore necessary to determine the type and degree of seriousness of the imbalances. These imbalances can be self adjusting and non-self adjusting.

4. How can imbalance be remedied? Remedies for economic imbalance will vary widely depending on the particular structural conditions encountered. By way of example, remedies may range from importation or local creation of new industry or product and service lines, to the abatement of the causes of labor unrest.

5. How can these remedies be expressed as community development targets? Targets for community development must be expressed in terms that are not too technical , and yet specific and practical. These targets may take form of “1000 electronic industry jobs by 1970”

6. How do the facts of community economic structure, problems, problem remedies, and targets relate to other community problems and targets in which the planner is involved? The principal elements to answer this question include:

 Consideration of Priorities:

Are the economic issues to lead or follow other elements of the plan? If they follow, what is the order?

Feasibility:

To what degree is the feasibility of implementation of other parts of the planning program dependent on practical feasibility of economic development plan?

5. How can these remedies be expressed as community development targets? Targets for community development must be expressed in terms that are not too technical , and yet specific and practical. These targets may take form of “1000 electronic industry jobs by 1970”

6. How do the facts of community economic structure, problems, problem remedies, and targets relate to other community problems and targets in which the planner is involved? The principal elements to answer this question include:

Consideration of Priorities:

Are the economic issues to lead or follow other elements of the plan? If they follow , what is the order?

Feasibility:

To what degree is the feasibility of implementation of other parts of the planning program dependent on practical feasibility of economic development plan?

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