This volume captures work by policy analysts and researchers in urban and regional planning, political science, economics, and related fields. By looking at issues such as economic interdependencies, global competitiveness, and intergovernmental relationships, the book is an attempt to understand how cities and their suburbs are dependent on each other and to point to possible avenues for the construction of effective regional policies. The papers were presented originally at a September 1998 conference cosponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Lincoln Institute, and the Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy.
About the Editors
Rosalind Greenstein was a senior fellow and Chair of the Department of Economic and Community Development at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Wim Wiewel is the director of the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.
Contributors: K. Foster, P. Gottlieb, B. Harrison, M. Hughes, J. Perksy, A. Scott, A. Summers, R. Voith
“Urban-Suburban Interdependencies provides striking insights into the complex functioning of our metropolitan regions and powerful evidence that we are all in it together. This book is an important addition to the growing literature on regionalism.”
— Rep. Myron Orfield, House of Representatives, State of Minnesota
“This collection of essays examines some of the critical issues facing metropolitan policy makers and practitioners. Given rising concerns over the nation’s sprawling development patterns, the essays prompt us to think more broadly about the causes and consequences of growth and the relationships between cities and suburbs. These essays are timely and informed, and they deserve a large audience.”
— Bruce Katz, Director, Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, The Brookings Institution
“Central city abandonment, suburban sprawl, affordable housing and transportation alternatives—all are challenges that transcend city and county boundaries. Public officials, private sector leaders and concerned citizens can learn a lot from this book on how city-suburban alliances can start addressing the toughest problems.”
— Neal R. Peirce, The Citistates Group and Columnist, Washington Post Writers’ Group