New Growth Report on Phoenix

Arizona State University has prepared an analysis of major growth trends and policy challenges facing the Phoenix region.

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October 17, 2000, 9:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

Phoenix is often viewed as the quintessential Sunbelt metropolis: young,fast-growing, auto-centered, and sprawling. While some facets of the stereo-typeare accurate, the complete picture of metropolitan Phoenix is morecomplex. In some notable ways, metropolitan Phoenix’ story is one of success.For example, compared to other urban regions, the Phoenix metropolitanarea is fairly compact with relative equity between its core city and its suburbs.Prospectively, however, the challenges are great. The desert landscape ischanging and some educational and economic divides are obvious, plus themechanisms available to cope with problems may be insufficient to handlemany rapidly-evolving situations.Hits and Misses is based on a wide-ranging set of projects undertakenby scholars at Morrison Institute for Public Policy (School of Public Affairs,Arizona State University) during the past year.

Thanks to Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy

Tuesday, October 17, 2000 in The Brookings Institution

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