Offers insight into the challenges of suburban growth, and how it affects America's social, political, and economic structure. Features include references, tables, and maps.places combine high property taxes and low school spending. ... Instead, they finance their daily costs through revenues from building permits, property taxes, and public debt a much like ... Then these communities find that, like paying off high-interest credit card balances, digging themselves out of debt costs much more than facing the challenges would have to begin with. ... This is a huge problem in the Midwest and the Northeast, as illustrated by the Macomb County example.
|Publisher||:||Brookings Institution Press - 2011-03-01|