Defense Date

6-23-2015

Graduation Date

2015

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Michael Irwin

Committee Member

n/a

Keywords

Intergovernmental Cooperation, Multi-Municipal Plan

Abstract

On the cusp of entering the 21st century, after decades of unchecked development of available land which exceedingly outpaced population growth, Pennsylvania was facing an impending land crisis. In a statewide response to reduce sprawl and preserve land, the Pennsylvania legislature passed Act 67 and Act 68, amending the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Code. These amendments gave more power and tools to municipalities for developing multi-municipal comprehensive plans with neighboring municipalities. In this study, I use logistic regression to examine whether there are commonalities among municipalities which have developed multi-municipal comprehensive plans following the passage of Acts 67 and 68. My research shows that municipalities that have previously developed a municipal comprehensive plan and municipalities with a planning commission are more likely to participate in the development of multi-municipal plans.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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