Accession Number:

AD0731270

Title:

Urban Growth, New Cities, and 'The Population Problem',

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Construing the population problem exclusively as a crisis of numbers neglects several related issues of greater urgency. These include the social and environmental effects of maldistribution, the disparity between the individual and collective social consequences of geographic mobility, and the terms on which the pressure of numbers eventually will be confronted. A new cities program has been proposed as part of a national strategy to ameliorate an adverse distribution of existing population and absorb a portion of its projected future increase. The paper highlights the principal dimensions of maldistribution and the dynamics of population movements. The rationale for new cities is then discussed in relation to the above objectives, and the feasibility of using new cities to shape population distribution is examined in light of existing research findings. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE