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Title:Concentration and Decentralization: The New Geography of Freight Distribution in U.S. Metropolitan Areas
Author(s):Cidell, Julie L.
Subject(s):freight
distribution
warehousing
suburbanization
Gini coefficient
Geographic Coverage:United States
Abstract:This paper examines the suburbanization of warehousing and trucking activity within U.S. metropolitan areas between the 1980s and the present using Gini indices as a measure of concentration. While historical work exists on the relocation of transportation and warehousing activity to suburban locations, there has been little to document the most recent shifts in warehousing and logistics. This research does so via spatial analysis of Economic Census data, finding that while most U.S. metropolitan areas have experienced decentralization in the spatial distribution of freight-related activity, there is also some growth in core counties, indicating that a more complex process is going on than simple suburbanization.
Issue Date:2010
Citation Info:Cidell, J. (2010). Concentration and Decentralization: The New Geography of Freight Distribution in U.S. Metropolitan Areas. Journal of Transport Geography 18:3, 363-371.
Genre:Article
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/50763
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-17


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