Wisconsin Metropatterns: Regional Cooperation, Economic Growth, and Environmental Protection
47 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2006
Date Written: February 2002
This research identifies the suburban typology of Wisconsin through a study of the social and fiscal disparities within the state. 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 clear signs of current fiscal and social stress in the region. A range of regional fiscal, planning, and governance reforms are also evaluated.
Keywords: Wisconsin, 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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