The Metropolitan Chase

The Metropolitan Chase : Politics and Policies in Urban America

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For introductory and advanced courses in Urban Politics, Metropolitan Politics, Urban Planning, Urban Affairs, and Local Government.Unlike other texts, which merely acknowledge (but neither explore nor explain) the rise of metropolitanism, this text focuses on the core aspects of metropolitanism-giving students what they need to be knowledgeable and effective metropolitan citizens. Specifically, it provides cutting-edge insights into the nature and effects of two simultaneous contests-the competition among several hundred metropolitan regions and the competition within any single metropolitan area. The text thus serves not only as an introduction to the discipline, but also as a handbook-an owner's manual-for participating in both aspects of the metropolitan chase within the United States.show more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 191 x 224.5 x 15mm | 548.86g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130166413
  • 9780130166418

Table of contents

PROLOGUE. 1. The New Metropolitan Region. I. THE METROPOLITAN SECTORS. 2. The Public Sector. 3. The Business Sector. 4. The Nonprofit Sector. 5. The Civic Sphere. II. THE EXTERNAL CHASE: COMPETITION AMONG METROS. 6. Economic Development. 7. Transportation. 8. Education. 9. Arts, Entertainment, and Tourism. III. THE INTERNAL CHASE: COMPETITION WITHIN METROS. 10. Protecting People and Property. 11. Health and the Environment. 12. Housing. 13. Open Spaces, Parks, and Recreation. 14. Paying the Bill. EPILOGUE. 15. Looking Ahead. APPENDICES. Appendix A: Helpful Web Sites. Appendix B: Metropolitan Areas Profiles: Million-Plus Regions.show more

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