Evidence from Census 2000by Alan Berube
Pub. Date: 03/28/2006
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Results from Census 2000 have confirmed that American cities and metropolitan areas lie at the heart of the nation's most pronounced demographic and economic changes. The third volume in the Redefining Urban and Suburban America series describes anew the changing shape of metropolitan American and the consequences for policies in areas such as employment, public… See more details below
Results from Census 2000 have confirmed that American cities and metropolitan areas lie at the heart of the nation's most pronounced demographic and economic changes. The third volume in the Redefining Urban and Suburban America series describes anew the changing shape of metropolitan American and the consequences for policies in areas such as employment, public services, and urban revitalization.
The continued decentralization of population and economic activity in most metropolitan areas has transformed once-suburban places into new engines of metropolitan growth. At the same time, some traditional central cities have enjoyed a population renaissance, thanks to a recent book in "living" downtowns. The contributors to this book probe the rise of these new growth centers and their impacts on the metropolitan landscape, including how recent patterns have affected the government's own methods for reporting information on urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Volume 3 also provides a closer look at the social and economic impacts of growth patterns in cities and suburbs. Contributors examine how suburbanization has affected access to employment for minorities and lower-income workers, how housing development trends have fueled population declines in some central cities, and how these patterns are shifting the economic balance between older and newer suburbs.
Contributors include Thomas Bier (Cleveland State University), Peter Dreier (Occidental College), William Frey (Brookings), Robert Lang (Virginia Tech), Steven Raphael (University of California, Berkeley), Audrey Singer (Brookings), Michael Stoll (University of California, Los Angeles), Todd Swanstrom (St. Louis University), and Jill Wilson (Brookings).
Table of ContentsIntroduction-by Alan Berube, Bruce Katz and Robert E. Lang
1. Demographic Change in Medium-Sized Cities-by Jennifer S. Vey and Benjamin Forman
2. Who Lives Downtown?--by Eugenie L. Birch
3. Growth Counties: Home to America's New Suburban Metropolis-by Robert E. Lang and Meghan Zimmerman Gough
4. Are the Boomburbs Still Booming?--by Robert E. Lang
5. Living Together: A New Look at Racial and Ethnic Integration in Metropolitan Neighborhoods, 1990-2000--by David Fasenfest, Jason Booza, and Kurt Metzger
6. Modest Progress: The Narrowing Spatial Mismatch between Blacks and Jobs in the 1990s-by Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll
7. Pulling Apart: Economic Segregation in Suburbs and Central Cities in Major Metropolitan Areas, 1980-2000--by Todd Swanstrom, Peter Dreier, Colleen Casey, and Robert Flack
8. Vacating the City: An Analysis of New Home Construction and Household Growth-by Thomas Bier and Charlie Post
9. Tracking American Trends into the Twenty-First Century: A Field Guide to the New Metropolitan and Micropolitan Definitions-by William H. Frey, Jill H. Wilson, Alan Berube, and Audrey Singer
10. Micropolitan America: A Brand New Geography-by Robert E. Lang and Dawn Dhavale Contributors Index
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