Urban and Regional Policies for Metropolitan Livability

Urban and Regional Policies for Metropolitan Livability

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In today's public policy arena the regional level is gaining increased attention as problems in policy and service delivery continue to spill over traditional urban government boundaries. This authoritative work focuses on the growing role of regions in addressing and resolving local governance problems."Urban and Regional Policies for Metropolitan Livability" provides a concise, up-to-date, and systematic treatment of the problems and issues involved in urban and regional policy concerns. Each policy chapter is written by a respected expert in the area, and the book covers all the key policy issues that confront contemporary metropolitan areas, including transportation, the environment, affordable housing, crime, employment, poverty, education, and regional governance. Each chapter outlines an issue, which is followed by current thinking on problem diagnosis and problem solving, as well as the prognosis for future policy success.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.83mm | 544g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • tables, figures, references, index
  • 0765617692
  • 9780765617699

Table of contents

List of Tables and Figures; Preface; 1. Exploring the Structure of Regional Governance in the United States, David Y. Miller; 2. Central City Policy Issues in a Regional Context, Nelson Wikstrom; 3. Metropolitan Forms, Fiscal Efficiency, and Other Bottom Lines, Patricia S. Atkins; 4. Developing Regional Capacity to Plan Land Use and Infrastructure, Allan Wallis; 5. Race and Regions, James H. Lewis; 6. Affordable Housing Policies in Metropolitan Areas, David K. Hamilton; 7. Housing Policy Is School Policy, David Rusk; 8. Poverty and Urban Regions, James H. Lewis and David K. Hamilton; 9. Are We Still Stuck in Traffic? Transportation in Metropolitan Areas, David K. Hamilton, Laurie Hokkanen, and Curtis Wood; 10. Economic Development in Metropolitan Areas, Beverly A Cigler; 11. Regional Environmental Policy, David K. Hamilton and Christopher Stream; 12. Epilogue: Toward Metropolitan Livability for the Twenty-first Century, Patricia S. Atkins; About the Editors and Contributors; Index.
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