Study Questions

  1. What are the characteristics of a metropolitan area?
  2. What are the effects of sprawl and low-density development?
  3. What are the problems associated with metropolitan growth?
  4. Discuss the “push” and “pull” migration patterns associated with suburban sprawl.
  5. What are some institutional and procedural mechanisms available to local governments for correcting some of the problems associated with sprawl?
  6. What is the public choice model of politics, and how does it relate to problems associated with metropolitan growth?
  7. Explain the Tiebout model and some potentially false assumptions associated with it.
  8. What are some dilemmas facing rural communities in terms of growth and government efficiency?