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Author Orfield, Myron, author

Title Region : planning the future of the Twin Cities / Myron Orfield and Thomas F. Luce, Jr. ; with Geneva Finn [and others]
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 354 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1 Local Governance, Finance, and Growth Trends; 2 Governing the Twin Cities; 3 Neighborhood and School Segregation; 4 Transportation and Employment: Access to Growing Job Centers; 5 The Environment and Growth; 6 An Overview of Policy Recommendations; 7 The Politics of Regional Policy; Appendix A: Neighborhood and School Typology; Appendix B: Supplemental Data for Neighborhoods and Schools in the Twin Cities, Portland, and the Twenty-five Largest Metropolitan Areas; Acknowledgments; Notes; Contributors; Index
Summary The Twin Cities region contains 11 counties, 300 cities and townships, and 1,700 unique combinations of tax rates and public services. Historically, this fragmentation has made it extremely difficult to address the social, economic, and environmental problems that affect all parts of the region, yet the Minneapolis and St. Paul area has generally been held in high esteem as a model of regional cooperation. How do policy planners make it work--and is it working well enough? In Region Myron Orfield and Thomas Luce examine both the successes and shortcomings of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Regional planning -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis Metropolitan Area
Regional planning -- Minnesota -- Saint Paul Metropolitan Area
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Regional Planning.
Regional planning
Minnesota -- Minneapolis Metropolitan Area
Minnesota -- Saint Paul Metropolitan Area
Form Electronic book
Author Luce, Thomas F., author
University of Minnesota. Institute on Race and Poverty.
ISBN 9780816665563