American Metropolitics The New Suburban Reality

ISBN-10: 0815702493
ISBN-13: 9780815702498
Edition: 2002
Authors: Myron Orfield
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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 3/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 221
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction
Metropatterns
Schools and Tax Wealth: Leading Indicators of Community Health
Elementary Schools
Taxes
Measuring Fiscal Capacity
The New Suburban Typology
Poverty and Race in the Central Cities
Tax Capacity, Needs, and Costs in the Central Cities
The Myth of the Suburban Monolith
Cluster Analysis of Suburbs
Distribution of Community Types within Metropolitan Areas
A Comparative Analysis of Segregation, Fiscal Inequality, and Sprawl
Racial and Social Segregation
Why Should We Care about This Stratification?
Fiscal Inequality
Sprawl
Conclusions
Metropolicy
Federal Urban Policy
The Political Nature of Urban Policy
Limitations of Federal Urban Programs
History of Major Federal Urban Policies
Fiscal Equity
Government Finance and Fiscal Disparities
The Pros and Cons of Promoting Regional Equity
Policies to Promote Fiscal Equity
An Agenda for Reform
Land-Use Reform
Existing State and Regional Efforts to Manage Growth
An Agenda for Reform
Metropolitan Governance Reform
Fragmentation of Metropolitan Governance
Toward More Effective Regional Governance
Federal Support for Regional Planning
Strategies for Moving toward Greater Regional Governance
Metropolitics
Metropolitics and the Case for Regionalism
Metropolitan Swing Districts
Making the Case for Regionalism
Conclusion
An Agenda for Regionalism
Place Regional Reform on Party Agendas
Build an Association of At-Risk Suburban Communities
Strengthen the Environmental Movement's Efforts to Reform State Land-Use Laws
Renew the Civil Rights Movement around a Campaign to End Housing Discrimination
Lessons on Regional Coalition Building
Conclusions
Appendixes
Tax-Capacity Calculations
Tax-Base-Sharing Simulations
MARC Projects Completed or in Progress
References
Index
Figure
Growth in Federal Spending for Selected Agencies and Total Federal Budget, 1980-99
Tables
Local Taxes Available in the 25 Largest Metropolitan Areas, 1998
Central City Characteristics, Selected Years
Central City Characteristics as Percentages of Metropolitan Area Averages, Selected Years
Characteristics of the Community Types
Distribution of Community Types within Metropolitan Areas in the 1990s
Distribution of Office Space in 16 of the 25 Largest Metropolitan Areas
Segregation by Income in Elementary Schools: Dissimilarity Indexes for 1992 and 1997
Racial Segregation in Metropolitan Populations and Elementary Schools: Dissimilarity Indexes, Selected Years
Measures of Inequality in Tax Capacity per Household in the 25 Largest Metropolitan Areas, 1998
Revenue Capacity Equity before and after Aid from State Governments
Tax Capacity: 1993 and 1998 Gini Coefficients
Urbanized Area and Population in the 25 Largest Metropolitan Areas, 1970 and 1990
State Aid to Municipalities and School Districts, 1996-97
Revenue Capacity Equity before and after Aid from State Governments and Tax-Base Sharing
Political Fragmentation in the 25 Largest Metropolitan Areas
Geopolitical Fragmentation in the 25 Largest Metropolitan Areas
Relative Elasticity of Selected Central Cities, 1950-90
Party Affiliation of State House Representative Districts in the 25 Largest Metropolitan Areas, 1998
Distribution of Swing Districts across Suburban Community Types
Box
Model State Comprehensive Planning Programs
Maps
Atlanta Region (Central Area): Percentage of Elementary Students Eligible for Free Lunch, by School, 1997
Atlanta Region (Central Area): Change in Percentage of Elementary Students Eligible for Free Lunch, by School, 1992-97
Denver Region (Central Area): Percentage of Elementary Students Eligible for Free Lunch, by School, 1997
Denver Region (Central Area): Change in Percentage of Elementary Students Eligible for Free Lunch, by School, 1992-97
Minneapolis-St. Paul Region (Central Area): Percentage of Elementary Students Eligible for Free Lunch, by School, 1997
Minneapolis-St. Paul Region (Central Area): Change in Percentage of Elementary Students Eligible for Free Lunch, by School, 1992-97
New York Region: Percentage of Elementary Students Eligible for Free Lunch, by School, 1997
New York Region (Central Area): Percentage of Elementary Students Eligible for Free Lunch, by School, 1997
New York Region: Change in Percentage of Elementary Students Eligible for Free Lunch, by School, 1993-97
New York Region (Central Area): Change in Percentage of Elementary Students Eligible for Free Lunch, by School, 1993-97
San Francisco Region (Central Area): Percentage of Elementary Students Eligible for Free Lunch, by School, 1997
San Francisco Region (Central Area): Change in Percentage of Elementary Students Eligible for Free Lunch, by School, 1992-97
Atlanta Region (Central Area): Percentage of Non-Asian Minority Elementary Students, by School, 1997
Atlanta Region (Central Area): Change in Percentage of Non-Asian Minority Elementary Students, by School, 1992-97
Chicago Region (Central Area): Percentage of Non-Asian Minority Elementary Students, by School, 1997
Chicago Region (Central Area): Change in Percentage of Non-Asian Minority Elementary Students, by School, 1992-97
Denver Region (Central Area): Percentage of Non-Asian Minority Elementary Students, by School, 1997
Denver Region (Central Area): Change in Percentage of Non-Asian Minority Elementary Students, by School, 1992-97
Minneapolis-St. Paul Region (Central Area): Percentage of Non-Asian Minority Elementary Students, by School, 1997
Minneapolis-St. Paul Region (Central Area): Change in Percentage of Non-Asian Minority Elementary Students, by School, 1992-97
New York Region (Central Area): Percentage of Non-Asian Minority Elementary Students, by School, 1997
New York Region (Central Area): Change in Percentage of Non-Asian Minority Elementary Students, by School, 1992-97
San Francisco Region (Central Area): Percentage of Non-Asian Minority Elementary Students, by School, 1997
San Francisco Region (Central Area): Change in Percentage of Non-Asian Minority Elementary Students, by School, 1992-97
Atlanta Region: Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality and County Unincorporated Area, 1998
Atlanta Region: Percentage Change in Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality and County Unincorporated Area, 1993-98
Chicago Region: Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality and County Unincorporated Area, 1998
Chicago Region: Percentage Change in Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality and County Unincorporated Area, 1993-98
Denver Region: Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality and County Unincorporated Area, 1998
Denver Region: Percentage Change in Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality and County Unincorporated Area, 1993-98
Minneapolis-St. Paul Region: Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality, 1998
Minneapolis-St. Paul Region (Central Area): Percentage Change in Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality, 1993-98
New York Region: Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality, 1998
New York Region (Central Area): Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality, 1998
New York Region: Percentage Change in Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality, 1993-98
New York Region (Central Area): Percentage Change in Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality, 1993-98
San Francisco Region: Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality and County Unincorporated Area, 1998
San Francisco Region: Percentage Change in Tax Capacity per Household, by Municipality and County Unincorporated Area, 1993-98
Atlanta Region: Community Classification
Chicago Region: Community Classification
Chicago Region (Central Area): Community Classification
Denver Region: Community Classification
Minneapolis-St. Paul Region: Community Classification
New York Region: Community Classification
New York Region (Central Area): Community Classification
San Francisco Region: Community Classification
Atlanta Region: Legislative Swing Districts
Chicago Region: Legislative Swing Districts
Denver Region: Legislative Swing Districts
Minneapolis-St. Paul: Legislative Swing Districts
New York Region: Legislative Swing Districts
San Francisco Region: Legislative Swing Districts
Minneapolis-St. Paul Region: Gubernatorial Race, 1998: Winner by Minnesota House District

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