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Applying the Gravity Model

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You are a State legislator in charge of revitalizing a major city within your State.

In which of the following scenarios, might you use the concepts laid out by the gravity model to assist with decision making?

A

Deciding where in the city to build a new business park.

B

Choosing a deprived residential district to be revitalized.

C

Choosing another city in the State with which to link up by building a new high-speed railway.

D

Whether or not to invest in redeveloping the city's metro system

E

Choosing between providing loans to redevelop an existing university campus in the downtown area of the city, or the construction of a new campus on the city outskirts.