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The Urban Book Series

Municipal Incorporation Activity in the United States

Patterns, People and Procedures

Authors: Smith, Russell M.

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  • Comprehensively examines the relatively under-explored spatial phenomenon of municipal incorporationProvides numerous maps that depict the unique geography of municipal incorporation activity in the US over the last twenty years
  • Includes a chapter dedicated to the implications of municipal incorporation activity in the US for urban planners and policy makers with recommendations and best practices to be implemented
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About this book

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the municipal incorporation activity in the United States over the last several decades and the geographic consequences of the incorporation of new cities. It aims to explore new municipalities and to develop a better understanding and appreciation for these complex local government boundary changes.

Since 1990, the United States has witnessed the incorporation of more than 400 new cities. These newly incorporated municipalities (NIMs) were established on the edges of growing metropolitan areas, in beach and mountain resort destinations, and largely rural counties. The incorporation of these new cities is a complex and politically charged geographic event. These new cities can contribute to metropolitan fragmentation within a region, provide important public services to growing urban areas, and/or exclude unwanted populations. New cities can also result in new school boundaries, new levels of taxation, and new boards and commissions with varied political powers.  

About the authors

Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Geography at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  His research agenda centers on exploring local government boundary change actions and a variety of urban planning issues including urban sustainability.  Currently, Dr. Smith is focused on analyzing the spatial justice implications of local government boundary change events in the United States.  He is the author of numerous research publications, contracted reports, and presentations.   

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction to Municipal Incorporation in the USA

    Pages 1-15

    Smith, Russell M.

  • The Process of Municipal Incorporation in the USA

    Pages 17-37

    Smith, Russell M.

  • Why Do New Cities Form?

    Pages 39-55

    Smith, Russell M.

  • The Geography of Municipal Incorporation: Where Are the Newly Incorporated Municipalities (NIMs)?

    Pages 57-77

    Smith, Russell M.

  • Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics of New Cities

    Pages 79-95

    Smith, Russell M.

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eBook 95,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72188-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 119,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72187-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 119,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89155-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Municipal Incorporation Activity in the United States
Book Subtitle
Patterns, People and Procedures
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72188-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72188-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72187-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89155-2
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 184
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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