23 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2006
Date Written: December 2000
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: 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