Managing Metropolitan Growth: The Twin Cities Experience

This overview of growth policy in the Twin Cities region recounts the evolution of a number of policy tools—for infrastructure, parks and open space, and transportation—and their interaction.
October 1, 2003, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Many debates about whether and how to manage urban growth on a metropolitan or regional level focus on the extremes of laissez-faire capitalism and command-and-control government regulation. This paper proposes an alternative, or "third way," of managing metropolitan growth, one that seeks to steer in between the two extremes, focusing on a pragmatic approach that acknowledges both the market and government policy.

Thanks to Elena Sheridan

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Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 in The Brookings Institution
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