Equity in the City is a collection of nine studies of the way the results of public investment in urban services are shared out among city-dwellers. The essays describe the way services such as water supply, electricity, roads and parks are financed and they analyse the way certain residents receive benefits from the public purse while others don't. It examines the impact on planning and zoning and building regulation in terms of who gains the benefits from government.
Equity and the city reveals scarce public resources are allocated.
This book was first published in 1981
Table of Contents
Introduction, Patrick N. Troy
1. Urban public transport, Jenny Morris
2. Traffic and local planning, Ian Manning
3. Medical services, Owen D. Donald
4. Urban water and sewerage services, Judith Rees
5. Housing, Max Neutze
6. Employment opportunities, C. Maher, K. O'Connor and M. Logan
7. Post-war metropolitan planning: goals and realities, Ian Alexander
8. The statutory planning framework, Toni Logan and Ewan Ogilvy
9. Education, cultural amenities and health services in the New England region, Kerry James