American Metropolitics: The New Suburban Reality / Edition 1

American Metropolitics: The New Suburban Reality / Edition 1

by Myron Orfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815702493

ISBN-13: 9780815702498

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

In 1998, Myron Orfield introduced a revolutionary program for combating the seemingly inevitable decline of America's metropolitan communities. Through a combination of demographic research, state-of-the-art mapping, and resourceful, pragmatic politics, his groundbreaking book, Metropolitics, revealed how the different regions of St. Paul and Minneapolis pulled

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In 1998, Myron Orfield introduced a revolutionary program for combating the seemingly inevitable decline of America's metropolitan communities. Through a combination of demographic research, state-of-the-art mapping, and resourceful, pragmatic politics, his groundbreaking book, Metropolitics, revealed how the different regions of St. Paul and Minneapolis pulled together to create a regional government powerful enough to tackle the community's problems of sprawl and urban decay. Orfield's new work, American Metropolitics, applies the next generation of cutting-edge research on a much broader scale. The book provides an eye-opening analysis of the economic, racial, environmental, and political trends of the 25 largest metropolitan regions in the United States—which contain more than 45 percent of the U.S. population. Using detailed maps and case studies, Orfield demonstrates that growing social separation and wasteful sprawling development patterns are harming regional citizens wherever they live.

With detailed maps of conditions in each metropolitan region, comprehensive data on existing conditions and voter attitudes, and bold, innovative strategies for change, American Metropolitics is an important book for anyone concerned with the future of our cities and suburbs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815702498
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. 1Metropatterns5
1Schools and Tax Wealth: Leading Indicators of Community Health9
2The New Suburban Typology23
3A Comparative Analysis of Segregation, Fiscal Inequality, and Sprawl49
Pt. 2Metropolicy65
4Federal Urban Policy69
5Fiscal Equity85
6Land-Use Reform111
7Metropolitan Governance Reform129
Pt. 3Metropolitics151
8Metropolitics and the Case for Regionalism155
9An Agenda for Regionalism173
App. ATax-Capacity Calculations189
App. BTax-Base-Sharing Simulations195
App. CMARC Projects Completed or in Progress197
References201
Index211

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