Cities under Stress
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Cities can no longer meet service demands. Highways and water supply systems are increasingly inadequate; the quality of local health care and education has never been lower. These are problems which are germane to cities new or old, growing or declining, Sunbelt or Frostbelt.Thirty top urban affairs and municipal finance experts focus on the issues and approaches to the major financial problems facing cities in the 1980s. In these invited essays demographic changes, regional economic shifts, inflation, voter resistance and changing intergovernmental roles are viewed each for their impact on the capacity of cities to finance public services.The book is essential reading for city managers, business administrators, public officials, planners, planning board members and those interested in the future viability of American cities.