Date of Award

1980

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Community Planning

First Advisor

Marcia Marker Feld

Abstract

In times of great economic uncertainty, the ability of municipalities to meet the ever increasing demands of its residents has become one of the major concerns of local government. Local government hears the demands for more and better schools, better police and fire protection, have better local services, yet have to face a great reluctance from residents to pay a higher tax for these improvements. Municipalities are addressing this dilemma by suggesting ways to limit or slow the growth of their residential sector. This study suggests a method in which the average planning department can evaluate selected basic indicators of growth in their own municipality by using a multiple regression technique. Utilizing the regression equation, the planner can then infer the outcomes of different limited or nongrowth strategies.

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