America's cities have symbolized the nation's prosperity, dynamism, and innovation. Even with the trend toward suburbanization, many central cities attract substantial new investment and employment. Within this profile of health, however, many urban areas are beset by problems of economic disparity, physical deterioration, and social distress.
This volume addresses the condition of the city from the perspective of the larger metropolitan region. It offers important, thought-provoking perspectives on the structure of metropolitan-level decisionmaking, the disadvantages faced by cities and city residents, and expanding economic opportunity to all residents in a metropolitan area. The book provides data, real-world examples, and analyses in key areas:
The book includes papers that provide in-depth examinations of zoning policy in relation to patterns of suburban development; regionalism in transportation and air quality; the geography of economic and social opportunity; social stratification in metropolitan areas; and fiscal and service disparities within metropolitan areas.
Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 1999. Governance and Opportunity in Metropolitan America. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/6038.
|2 Central Cities, Suburbs, and Metropolitan-Area Problems||22-39|
|3 Disparities in Outcomes||40-78|
|4 Strategies for Reducing Disparities||79-115|
|5 Recommendations for Research and Policy Choices||116-134|
|Does the American Way of Zoning Cause the Suburbs of Metropolitan Areas to Be Too Spread Out?||149-191|
|Spatial Stratification Within U.S. Metropolitan Areas||192-212|
|The Geography of Economic and Social Opportunity in Metropolitan Areas||213-252|
|Metropolitan Limits: Intrametropolitan Disparities and Governance in U.S. Laboratories of Democracy||253-295|
|Regionalism in Transportation and Air Quality: History, Interpretation, and Insights for Regional Governance||296-323|
|Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff||324-330|
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