An empirical analysis of urban consolidation in Brisbane

Larnach, Alison. (1994). An empirical analysis of urban consolidation in Brisbane Master's Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Larnach, Alison.
Thesis Title An empirical analysis of urban consolidation in Brisbane
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1994
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 116
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract This thesis aims to quantify the consequences of urban consolidation measures within a computable general equilibrium framework, and to provide an evaluation of the model employed. An analysis of urban settlement patterns and the policy context of urban consolidation initiatives demonstrates the need for empirical analysis of cities. A review of urban economic modelling provides rationale for using the CITIES model. This model is recalibrated for Brisbane, at 1991, and used to simulate responses to government imposed penalties on urban sprawl. Analysis of the results show that the technique adopted has the potential to provide insights into the scope for increased population density and the spatial distribution of policy impacts. The conclusion identifies areas for further research in urban modelling and implications for urban management in South East Queensland arising from the study.

 
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