Connecticut Metropatterns: A Regional Agenda for Community and Prosperity in Connecticut
Posted: 17 Feb 2006
Date Written: March 2003
This research identifies the suburban typology of Connecticut through a study of the social and fiscal disparities within the state's metropolitan areas. Municipal tax base and other demographic data, such as poverty rates measured at the school-level, are used to show wide variations in the capacities of suburban municipalities to provide local public services. The results show that 59 percent of Connecticut's residents live in municipalities that either show clear signs of current fiscal and social stress or are at-risk of such difficulties in the near future. A range of regional fiscal, planning, and governance reforms are also evaluated.
Keywords: Connecticut, metropolitan, land use, planning structural reform, polarization, governmental reform, regional equity, infrastructure, sprawl, transportation
JEL Classification: E61, E62, H20, H71, H73, I22, J10, O10, O20, R10
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