Small Towns, Sprawl and the Politics of Policy Choices: The Florida Experience

Small Towns, Sprawl and the Politics of Policy Choices: The Florida Experience

By: Gary A. Mattson (author)Paperback

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In Small Towns, Sprawl and the Politics of Policy Choices Gary Mattson explores the limitations of the Florida 1985 Growth Management Act and the social and political reaction of small town governments and residents, and reviews the subsequent dismantling of many of the act's key provisions by the Florida legislature in 1993, 1995 and 2001.In Small Towns, Sprawl and the Politics of Policy Choices, Gary Mattson explores the limitations of the Florida 1985 Growth Management Act and the social and political reaction of small town governments and residents, and reviews the subsequent dismantling of many of the act's key provisions by the Florida legislature in 1993, 1995 and 2001.

About Author

Gary Mattson, Ph.D., AICP, former Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State University, is Associate Professor and Director of the MPA-Town Management/Town Planning Program, in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Northern Kentucky University. He is a member of the Academy of Political Science, New York, NY.

Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Community Sprawl in Postwar America: The Rise of the Urban Place; Our Sprawling Suburbs; How Sprawl Came About; The Themes of Sprawl; Taming Sprawl by Growth Management; The Organization of the Book Chapter 3 Community Sprawl and the New Urbanism: Three Planning Scenarios; Florida's Sprawl and Neo-Traditional Planning; New-Traditional Planning and the Civic Community Chapter 4 Florida's Economic Roots: Florida's Traditional-Individualism; Reconstruction and Its Aftermath; The Bourbon Ascendancy; Populism, Progressivism and Jim Crow; The Great Depression and the New Deal; The Making of Modern Florida Chapter 5 Florida's Changing Political Culture: The Solid South No More; Secular Realignment and Wedge Issues; Civil Rights and the End of Jim Crow; Citizen Stakeholders and Political Participation; Policy Implications Chapter 6 The Politics of Florida's Growth Management: Sprawl and the Dynamics of Multi-Cultural Parochialism; Florida's Entry into Growth Management; Environmentalism and Local Parochialism; Phase One- All Thumbs and No Fingers; Phase Two- Both Thumbs and Fi Chapter 7 Civic Engagement and Governance: Civic Commitment and Post-War America; Building a Civil Community; Small Towns, Political Culture and Civic Core Values; Traditional-Individualism and the Civil Community; The Dimensions of Personal Freedom; The Micr Chapter 8 Small Town Planning in Florida: Three Tasks of Small Town Planning Civic Culture and the Growth Machine; Politics of Small Town Planning; Policy Implications Chapter 9 Decision Rules and Community Development: Administrative Rules and Federal Block Grants; The CDBG Program; Grant Getting and Small Towns; The Policy Research Design; Florida DCA and Small Towns; Factors For Grant Getting; CDBG Policy Allocations; Bl Chapter 10 Financing of Florida's Public Projects: Shifting Florida's Tax Bite; Red Ink and the State's FY 2002 Budget Crisis; Municipalities With Few Tax Options; Financing Florida's Public Facilities Under Sprawl; Fiscal Policy Planning; Capital Facilities P Chapter 11 Municipal Services and Small Florida Towns: Public Goods and Fiscal Stress; Public Services and the New South; From Progressivism to the Depression; Civic Engagement and Municipal Service Outputs; Sprawl and the Cost of Municipal Services; Privatiza Chapter 12 Small Towns and Economic Development: Corporate City Planning and Small Towns; Two Economic Policy Strategies; Small Town Economic Policy Priorities; Florida's Tax Increment Financing Program; Policy Implications Chapter 13 Think Regionally, Acting Locally: Sprawl and Florida's Policy Shift; A Southern Strategy, A Southern Solution; Smart Growth and the Local Community Options; Social Solution- Pedestrian Friendly Communities; Environmental Solution- Crisp Edges and Gr Chapter 14 Bibliography Chapter 15 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761824640
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9780761824640
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 0761824642

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