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Public Policies that Hurt the Urban Core.

Lukermann, Barbara L., Thomas F. Luce, Jr., and Herbert Mohring.

The 1990 Census showed disturbing economic and social conditions in the core areas of the Twin Cities--Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the first ring suburbs. At the request of the state legislature, three professors looked at whether regional policies are contributing to the decline of the core. They found that the current practice of averaging the cost of sewer services means that the core cities are subsidizing growth on the fringe; that regional highway services provide significant subsidies for transportation outside the core; and that the central cities are at a competitive disadvantage in attracting new commercial and industrial development.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
25 (1): 1-7.
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Reporter 25 (1)

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