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The City Region

Section 3: Jacobs’ Spectrum of Economic Regions


From: Cities Matter


Chapter 8 focuses on how urban growth impacts surrounding areas, discussing impact on rural areas, industrial diversity, the value of land to build factories, houses for workers and their families, and office space for specialty service industries, the indirect integration into the city, and the instability associated with urban sprawl.



Charles-Albert Ramsay

Charles-Albert Ramsay is a Montreal economist and teacher with an MA in Economics from the Université de Sherbrooke. As a journalist, he has reported on new business projects in cities throughout Canada and internationally. Specializing in innovation and urban economics, he has taught economics at Dawson College and Kiuna Institution in Quebec.