Regionalism April

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Regionalism:  What is it and When does a Regionalized Governance Approach Make Sense?  What is a Metro Area? Defined (US Census): MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) Large population nucleus, together with adjacent communities  High degree of social and economic interaction with the core (measure by  commuting patterns).  Must include at least: core urban are of 50, 000 or more inhabitants and a total  metropolitan population of at least 100,000 (75,000 in New England).  306 total Use: collecting, tabulating, and publishing data.  Problems with Metro Areas: Traffic Overpopulation of Schools What has helped shape our metropolitan areas? Urbanization: Boundary lines of government and service provision have become  blurred.  Downs: Unlimited low density sprawl.  Tiebout: vote with our feet to satisfy and maximize our utility.  o If you don’t like the government or service where you live, you can move. 
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