Recent Land-Use Trends in Forty-Eight Large American Cities

by John H. Niedercorn, Edward F. R. Hearle


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An examination of changes in the proportions of various types of land in urban use. A full set of the data regarding land use, population, and employment used in the analytical part of this Memorandum is included in the appendixes. The land-use data were collected from the city planning commissions of the 48 cities; the employment and population data are estimates made by the authors. To their knowledge, it is the most nearly complete set of such data in a single publication.

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