Local governments and regional governance

Laurie Reynolds

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As the growth of suburban is increasing, the central city's population suffered huge losses in overall population and increased concentration of poor and lower educated residents leading to inequality and maldistribution of metropolitan area resources, services, and opportunities. Addressing these issues in central cities and inner ring suburbs, regionalism offers a solution. The best way to regionalism is creating new spin-off or overlay regional special districts, nor creating an overlapping or consolidated general purpose regional government to achieve regional equity without changing or diluting that relationship. It has also a potential to strengthen existing local governments while at the same time building regional citizenship and awareness. These increase efforts are well worth it because they improve regional equity while strengthening localism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-528
Number of pages46
JournalUrban Lawyer
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urban Studies
  • Law


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