Monday, August 16, 2010

NY towards polycentricity (?)

The US Bureau of the Census has just released detailed commuting trip flow tables (it covers 2006 to 2008). The point that called my attention:
  • Jobs-Housing Balance (“Manhattan has 2.71 jobs for every resident worker. It contrasts with employment the rest of the the city, where the jobs-housing balance at the county level is 0.67, the lowest in the metropolitan area”), and yet a Highly Decentralized Metropolitan Area (“Approximately 74% of employment is outside Manhattan and the jobs are comparatively evenly dispersed among the sectors”).
You can read a more detailed analysis at New Geography.