ERIC Number: ED055133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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Subregional Effects on the Growth and Decline of Nonmetropolitan Cities.
Zuiches, James J.; Fuguitt, Glenn V.
This paper describes and tests a series of hypotheses about the effects of locality characteristics upon the growth of nonmetropolitan urban places. In the cross-sectional analysis of this study, the potential effectiveness of resource-based development seems limited as a factor in urban growth except in the North Central region. On the other hand, the importance of urban places in low income subregions is underscored by the finding that many of these places are growing. A more intensive examination of these places could determine what role they are playing in the urbanization process. The positive effect of subregional population change upon urban population change is the strongest consistent finding. At the end of the study report, the author makes a number of recommendations for future research and planning of growing cities. (Author/JW)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Denver, Colo., August 1971