Expansion of Urbanized Areas and the Fragmentation of Local Governments——Two Trends in the Urban and Regional Development in USA
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在20世纪美国城市化的地域范围不断扩展的过程中,地方政治却出现"零碎化"的现象,与区域经济一体化需求不相协调。从美国近百年的理论探讨和改革实践中可以看出,两个走向都有其存在与发展的理由,不宜简单地以是非而论,所需要的是细化而深入的研究,以从中寻求到值得借鉴的经验教训。During the process of integration of central cities and surrounding hinterlands, there are contradiction between the expanding urbanized areas and the fragmentation of local governments. Some American administrators and scholars try to solve such issues in many ways for almost a century long but fail. It is not fair to ascertain "yes" or "no" to such complicated phenomenon, but instead we need more deep and detailed research so as to figure out some valuable references.