Saginaw Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for Community and Stability

104 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2006

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Myron Orfield

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

Date Written: October 2000

Abstract

This research identifies the suburban typology of the Saginaw 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: Saginaw, 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, Saginaw Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for Community and Stability (October 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=888552 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.888552

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