The location of IT-led new economy jobs in cities: Office parks or cool neighborhoods?
La localisation des emplois de la nouvelle économie au sein des villes : parcs industriels ou quartiers calme?
Duvivier, C. ; Polèse, M. ; Apparicio, P.
Type de document
Article de revue scientifique à comité de lecture
Affiliation de l'auteur
IRSTEA CLERMONT FERRAND UMR METAFORT FRA ; INRS MONTREAL QUEBEC CAN ; INRS MONTREAL QUEBEC CAN
Résumé / Abstract
A growing literature suggests that central city neighborhoods have become the focus of the IT-driven New Economy (IT-NE). Much of the evidence is based on case studies with a strong overlap with so-called creative districts. This paper examines the location of IT-NE jobs and its determinants for Canada’s three largest metropolises. IT-NE employment is spatially polarized in all three cities with a dual concentration in some suburban poles and central neighborhoods. Econometric results suggest that « creative » district attributes, although significant, are not the strongest predictors of location. Built environment, infrastructure, and localization economies variables are also powerful predictors.