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Puget Sound Metropatterns: Social Separation and Sprawl in the Puget Sound Region

23 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2006  

Myron Orfield

University of Minnesota Law School; Institute on Race and Poverty; Ameregis

Date Written: December 2000

Abstract

This research identifies the suburban typology of the Puget Sound area through a study of the social and fiscal disparities within the region. 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: Puget Sound, 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

Suggested Citation

Orfield, Myron, Puget Sound Metropatterns: Social Separation and Sprawl in the Puget Sound Region (December 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=888542 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.888542

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