What is driving the growth of new "Sunbelt" metropolises? Quality of life and urban regimes in greater Phoenix and Brisbane-South East Queensland Region

Guhathakurta,S and Stimson, Robert J. (2007) What is driving the growth of new "Sunbelt" metropolises? Quality of life and urban regimes in greater Phoenix and Brisbane-South East Queensland Region. International Planning Studies, 12 2: 129-152. doi:10.1080/13563470701453794

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Author Guhathakurta,S
Stimson, Robert J.
Title What is driving the growth of new "Sunbelt" metropolises? Quality of life and urban regimes in greater Phoenix and Brisbane-South East Queensland Region
Journal name International Planning Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1356-3475
1469-9265
Publication date 2007-05-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13563470701453794
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 129
End page 152
Total pages 24
Editor J. Lovering
B. Gleeson
D. Phillips
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, U.K. ; Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
Publisher Carfax
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 370500 Demography
780107 Studies in human society
C1
Formatted abstract
In this paper we explore the conditions leading to the evolution and eventual weakening of urban regimes by comparing two sunbelt metropolitan areas in two continents. While Greater Phoenix is selected to represent the US case, the Brisbane-South East Queensland region provides a similar representative case in Australia. Both Greater Phoenix and Brisbane-SEQ have been the top or close to the top performers in population growth and economic growth compared to other metropolitan regions in their respective countries. In both cases coalitions of development interests and public officials created conditions for increasing rates of population growth and expansion of metropolitan territories. As growth pressures mounted over time leading to a deterioration of quality of life, local politics began to revolve around local issues of congestion, pollution, and better urban services. This paper explores the changing nature of urban growth coalitions and discusses their implications for the respective metropolitan futures. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
© 2007 Taylor & Francis
Keyword Cities and towns, growth
Metropolitan areas
Economic indicators
Quality of life
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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