The Walkable Neighborhood Based On Retail Requirements: Impact Of Population Density On Market Area

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Title: The Walkable Neighborhood Based On Retail Requirements: Impact Of Population Density On Market Area
Author: Pope, Kendal V.
Abstract: Recent planning thought has focused on how to configure the city to reduce dependence on private automobiles . One important strain of this thinking is how to promote a city where daily needs can be satisfied on foot . Using the tools of Central Place Theory and Demand Threshold analysis , this work studies the required population density to bring grocery shopping within pedestrian range of the population . The analysis is based on the grocery market in Dallas County , Texas . As long as economies of scale and consumer price sensitivity continue to operate as they have , the alternatives will remain much higher density or only partial access . The suggested policy implication is that neighborhood design issues should be decoupled from economic land -use arguments for the purposes of discussion by policy makers .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /5460
Date: 2011-03-03

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The Walkable Neighborhood Based On Retail Requirements: Impact Of Population Density On Market Area. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /5460 .

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