Video and Multimedia
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Web site of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations, the national organization for MPOs. AMPO is mainly oriented toward transportation issues, but the site includes downloadable studies and publications on a range of issues facing metropolitan areas.
Web site of Portland, Oregon’s Metro, a rare example of a true regional government in the United States; includes the history of Metro’s formation and information on a range of its activities.
Web site of the National Association of Regional Councils, an organization of metropolitan planning organizations that seeks to promote cooperation between governments; covers urban, suburban, and rural governments.
Charles Tiebout’s 1956 article, “A Pure Theory of Local Expenditures”, published in the Journal of Political Economy in response to the free rider problem in local governance.
Web site of an organization created to research and advocate for “smart growth” in the United States.