Promoting fiscal equity and efficient development practices at the metropolitan scale

Myron W Orfield, Thomas Luce

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Metropolitan areas across the United States are struggling with sprawling development patterns and the unequal distribution of opportunity across regional landscapes. One important reason for this is the highly fragmented structure of local governance that exists in many U.S. metropolitan areas. Communities in highly fragmented systems face significant, often overwhelming, pressures to compete for development that will expand their tax bases. These pressures often drive local land use planning decisions, encourage sprawl, and increase economic and social disparities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRegional Planning for a Sustainable America
Subtitle of host publicationHow Creative Programs are Promoting Prosperity and Saving the Environment
PublisherRutgers University Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780813552149
ISBN (Print)9780813551326
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


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