February 22, 2013

What's in a Commute?

Cities: Episode #3

Whether it takes five minutes or an hour, commuting to and from work is an essential part of most people's daily lives. But how do commuting costs, whether in time or money, influence the structure and the formation of cities? And what is the role of uncertainty in determining whether or not someone moves to a new city? Join Marcus Berliant, professor of economics, as he provides a glimpse into the questions and answers that make up the field of urban economics.

image neoporcupine. audio freesound: benboncan, creek23, han1, stephendemaria, timbre; internet archive: 78 RPMs & Cylinder Recordings.