Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil

Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil

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Cities, counties, school districts and other local governments have suffered a long-lasting period of fiscal challenges since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2007. Metropolitan governments continue to adjust to the qnew normalq of sharply lower property values, consumer sales, and personal income. Contributors to this volume include elected officials, academics, key people in city administrations, and other nationally recognized experts who discuss solutions to the urban problems created by the Great Recession. Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil looks at the capacity of local governments to mobilize resources efficiently and effectively, as well as the overall effects of the long-term economic downturn on quality of life. Introducing the reader to the fiscal effects of the Great Recession on cities, the book examines the initial fraying and subsequent mending of the social safety net, the opportunities for pursuing economic development strategies, the challenges of inter-jurisdictional cooperation, and the legacy costs of pension liabilities and infrastructure decay. Contributors are Phil Ashton, Raphael Bostic, Richard Feiock, Rachel A. Gordon, Rebecca Hendrick, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, David Merriman, Richard Nathan, Michael A. Pagano, Breeze Richardson, Annette Steinacker, Nik Theodore, Rachel Weber, and Margaret Weir.The great lessons of the Great Depression were found in the broad regulatory and social institutions created during that ... establishment of minimum wages and work regulations, banking and stock market regulations, among a host of otheranbsp;...


Title:Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil
Author: Michael A. Pagano
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2013-12-01
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