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Geographies, geometries, and economies of spatial productivity in the UK

Abstract

While there has always been a strong urban bias in narratives about productivity and spatial inequalities, our analysis based on micro data (LSOAs) shows a much more complex picture. High productivity does not seem to be as restricted to urban areas, and nor is the performance of a city region entirely determined by the strength of its central business district alone. The link between density and productivity is less directly deterministic than often characterised – effective density matters more than physical density, and the possibility of synergy implied by economic density does not guarantee the realisation of that synergy – other factors must also fall into place.

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Authors

Nelles, Jen
Brown, Adam
Nyanzu, Elvis
Vorley, Tim

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford Brookes Business School

Dates

Year of publication: 2021
Date of RADAR deposit: 2021-10-08



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