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A new Focus on Facts is available: Gradual Growth in Regional Collaboration in Cuyahoga County, Ohio by Dr. Roland V. Anglin, School of Urban Affairs Dean and Professor, and Rene Kizys, Master of Arts in Environmental Studies alum


For many, regionalism is the answer to managing city challenges brought about by metropolitan sprawl. Yet regionalism is defined in many ways. Proponents tend to recommend regional tax sharing and/or increased coordination and sharing of services.

For the most part, such efforts have not progressed very far in Northeast Ohio. But the context for local autonomy has changed. Jurisdictions that were fiscally sound now find they are not immune from fiscal constraints.

The first Levin Regional Cooperation Survey, conducted in late 2018, examines regional collaboration efforts in city management and operations among the 57 municipalities in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Note: This issue of Focus on Facts makes reference to the following publication: Levin Regional Cooperation Survey, by Dr. Roland V. Anglin, School of Urban Affairs Dean and Professor, and Rene Kizys, Master of Arts in Environmental Studies alum.

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