Economic Evolution and Urban Infrastructure Dynamics

  • Börje Johansson
Part of the Advances in Spatial and Network Economics book series (ADVS ECONOMICS)


Infrastructure is often thought of as an arena for social and economic activities. The subsequent analysis considers infrastructure in the form of the built environment and associated networks, which function as systems for economic interaction. One central idea of this Chapter is that the development of product concepts, experimentation with young products, and routinised processing of mature and ageing products, all constitute distinct categories of activities such that each has its specific interaction characteristics and thus demands for particular combinations of infrastructure attributes of the built environment, in which it is located.


Urban Region Urban Zone Urban Infrastructure Unit Production Cost Location Advantage 
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