Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects, Volume 4

Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects, edited by Margaret Weir, Nancy Pindus, Howard Wial, and Harold Wolman (Brookings Institution Press, February 2012).

Volume 4 in the series introduces and examines the concept of regional resilience. The authors illuminate how the walls that now segment metro regions into political jurisdictions must be bridged in order for regions to cultivate resilience. In addition to a thorough overview of both regionalism and resilience, chapters examine how a regional perspective plays out in the foreclosure crisis, immigration policies, transit-oriented development, and in extending the social safety net to the suburbs, where poverty is increasing but social services are not.