PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE, PRIVATE BUILT INVESTMENT, AND LOCAL PLANNING CAPACITY: AN EXAMINATION OF LINKAGES IN THE CENTRAL INDIANA REGION, 1990-2000

This study examines a 44-county region in central Indiana to determine how closely public infrastructure and private built investment are linked, and whether the strength of the linkage is affected by differences in the planning environments of different jurisdictions. Two databases were developed to examine the nature of the relationship between planning tools and built investment. One dataset included indicators of the planning tools used by county jurisdictions and the second dataset included information on public and private construction activity obtained from a proprietary database. Findings indicate that counties with more planning tools (such as capital improvement plans, full-time planners and subdivision regulations) demonstrate a closer coordination between public infrastructure and private built investments. The relationship between public and private built investment appears to become stronger as the planning capacity of the county increases. Policy implications and directions for further research are suggested.

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    American Public Works Association

    2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 500
    Kansas City, MO  United States  64108-2625
  • Authors:
    • Nunn, S
  • Publication Date: 2003-7

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00960778
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2003 12:00AM