urban diseconomies

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The financial and social burdens arising from an urban location. These include constricted sites, high land prices/local taxation/ commuting costs, traffic congestion, and pollution. Firms concentrate geographically in order to exploit benefits of agglomeration which are traded off against urban diseconomies in determining city sizes (Black and Henderson (2003) J. Econ. Geog. 3, 4).

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