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Changes in central-city representation and influence in Congress since the 1960s.
November 1, 1998... It is widely believed that central-city representation and influence in Congress have diminished since the 1960s, largely as a result of the decline in central-city population and the growth of the suburbs. This belief often is accompanied by the assumption that a reduced presence of the...
Job decentralization and central-city well-being an empirical study with sectoral data.
November 1, 1998... The U.S. metropolitan areas have experienced a massive decentralization of jobs in recent decades, leading to a concern about its possible adverse impact on central-city residents. The inability of certain sections of centralcity households to locate in suburban areas at a time of rapid...
Beyond the region: the rise and fall of economic regionalism in Downriver Detroit.
November 1, 1998... Have the same forces that wrecked havoc on old industrial centers created opportunities for remaking them into regional industrial systems? Theorists who think this is the case argue that institution building at the regional level may support the emergence of more flexible and sustainable...
Economic restructuring of cities, suburbs, adn nonmetropolitan areas, 1977-1992.
November 1, 1998... The impact of deindustrialization and economic restructuring on American cities over the past two decades has been a major concern for city officials. As businesses closed and city residents left for other jobs, municipal tax bases suffered. The less mobile population remaining in cities...
Is urban sprawl back on the political agenda? Local growth control, regional growth management, and politics.
November 1, 1998... Growth control is in bad odor in the urban studies literature. It is associated with NIMBYism, exclusion of lower-income people from suburbs, and the desire to enjoy the benefits of urban life without having to help pay for them. It has been argued that growth controls drive up the price of...