9780870138508

Sustaining Michigan : Metropolitan Policies and Strategies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780870138508

  • ISBN10:

    0870138502

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-30
  • Publisher: Michigan State Univ Pr
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Summary

Creating sustainable metropolitan communities in the twenty-first century will pose great challenges for Michigan and other states in the region. Sustaining Michigan links critical, cutting-edge scholarship to pressing issues facing Michigan's metropolitan communities and increases understanding of the key economic, environmental, social, and political reasons why change is underway, the challenges to the current system, and the difficulty for Michigan in making substantive changes.

Author Biography

Richard W. Jelier is an Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University. Gary Sands is an Associate Professor at Wayne State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introduction. Metropolitan Affairs and the Triple Bottom Line in Michiganp. 1
Economic and Fiscal Perspectives
The Economic and Fiscal Background of Metropolitan Policies in Michiganp. 17
Michigan's Industrial Tax Abatements: Pyrrhic Victories?p. 45
Abating Taxes, Abetting Sprawl: The Geographical Distribution of Tax Abatements in Michiganp. 63
Equity and Politics in Road-Spending Allocation in Michigan: Implications for Metropolitan Affairsp. 85
Coming Together in Tough Economic Times: Workforce Development and Economic Development Move Closer in Michiganp. 111
Environmental Concerns
Flushing the Conflict: Wastewater Cooperation among Michigan's Local Governments?p. 135
Best Practices in Protecting Green Infrastructure: Benchmarking County Park Systemsp. 159
The Impact of Policy Change in Local and State Environmental Policy: Brownfield Redevelopment in Michiganp. 183
Social/Political Dynamics
Explaining Horizontal and Vertical Cooperation in Michiganp. 207
Regional Housing Policy: Can Crisis Spawn Collaboration?p. 237
Michigan's Urban Policies in an Era of Land Use Reform and Creative-Class Citiesp. 261
The Brain Drain Wars: Characteristics of Recent Movers into and out of Michiganp. 281
Towards a Triple Bottom Line
Building a Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Model in Michiganp. 309
List of Contributorsp. 331
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