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Main Title Regional governmental arrangements in metropolitan areas : nine case studies /
Author Hein, C. J., ; Hein, Clarence Jacob, ; Keys, Joyce M. ; Robbins., G. M.
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Author Title of a Work
Keys, Joyce M.,
Robbins, G. M.,
CORP Author Washington Environmental Research Center, D.C.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Research and Development.;Institute for Community Studies, Kansas City, Mo.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA/600-5-74-024; EPA-R-801 500; EPA-ROAP-21AKL-06
Stock Number PB-237 350
OCLC Number 01111772
Subjects Metropolitan government--Case studies. ; Metropolitan government--United States.
Additional Subjects Regional planning ; Local government ; Environmental aspects ; Environmental issues ; Environmental legislation ; Pollution ; Urban areas ; Environmental quality
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-74-024 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-5-74-024 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/23/2013
EKBD  EPA-600/5-74-024 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/12/2003
NTIS  PB-237 350 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
The document presents a review of the experience with major forms of regional government in metropolitan areas. Within four broad categories, case studies were done of nine different types of regional governmental arrangements. Findings were that the core of what is called metropolitan government in the United States is the county, usually reorganized and given urban powers. There are no multi-county general purpose metropolitan governments in the United States. Patterns of regional governmental arrangements based on the urban county were judged more effective in dealing with emerging environmental management problems than patterns based on special districts and regional councils of government. In virtually every case, further state action was needed to make the regional arrangements more effective. Metropolitan regional reorganization has occured in over 20% of the states, and therefore should be possible in most urban states.
"January 1974." "Grant No. 801500." "Program Element 1HA098." "ROAP/TASK 21 AKL-06." Project Officer Alan Neuschatz, Washington Environmental Research Center." Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-240).