URBAN AND RURAL AMERICA-POLICIES FOR FUTURE GROWTH

CONCERN IS VOICED IN MANY QUARTERS AS TO WHETHER PRESENT AND PROBABLE FUTURE TRENDS IN URBANIZATION SUPPORT THE NATIONAL INTEREST, PARTICULARLY IN VIEW OF THE APPARENT CONNECTION BETWEEN MIGRATION FROM POOR RURAL AREAS AND GROWING SOCIAL TENSIONS IN CENTRAL CITY GHETTOS. CLEARLY, THE RECENT AND PROJECTED GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF URBAN AND ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS TRIGGERED A WIDESPREAD DEBATE OVER URBANIZATIONS'S FUTURE COURSE, OVER THE LOCATION OF THE 115 MILLION AMERICANS WHO WILL BE ADDED TO OUR POPULATION BY THE YEAR 2000. SOMETIMES, IT DEALS SOLELY WITH THE ISSUE OF POPULATION - OF RURAL VS. URBAN GROWTH RATES, OF MIGRATION AND NONMIGRATION TRENDS AND MOTIVES, OF THE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF THE URBAN SECTOR, AND OF BIG VS. MEDIUM AND SMALL URBAN CONCENTRATION PATTERNS. AT OTHER TIMES, THE DEBATE CONCENTRATES ON ECONOMIC ISSUES. THIS REPORT CLOSELY EXAMINES THESE AND OTHER DIMENSIONS OF THE CONTINUING PROCESS OF URBANIZATION, HIGHLIGHTS THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL POLICY IMPLICATIONS IN ITS FINDINGS, AND ADVANCES RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE BELIEF THAT THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN FEDERALISM IS INEXTRICABLY LINKED WITH THAT OF URBANIZATION. /AUTHOR/

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    • A-32, 186pp
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    Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

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  • Publication Date: 1968-4

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  • Accession Number: 00239863
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: May 26 1994 12:00AM