The problem is that Unigov was never a real metropolitan government.
But under the shadow of Unigov, we've got all the same problems in the urban areas as everyone else.
Indianapolis then merged many of its services with the remainder of Marion County as of 1970 into what is called Unigov
Even those places that have annexed extensively, such as Columbus, Ohio; consolidated city and county government, such as Unigov
in the Indianapolis region; or created tow-tier governments, such as Metro Toronto, continue to be confronted with irrepressible sprawl leapfrogging across their borders into the great beyond.
Owen and York Willbern, Governing Metropolitan Indianapolis The Politics of Unigov
(Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1985); David Rusk, Cities without Suburbs (Washington, D.
But Goldsmith's privatization initiative was in many ways as much a shock to the local body politic as then-Mayor Richard Lugar's UniGov
proposal back in the early 1970s.
This major consolidation was called "unified government," hence, Unigov.
Join experienced government officials and community leaders as they provide hands-on insight about Unigov and how it works.
From the relatively tightly knit structure of Unigov
in Indianapolis to the highly fragmented structure of overlapping governments in Chicago, the full range of government types is available.
Our review of the Unigov
experience in Indianapolis-Marion County, Indiana, suggests that the benefits of consolidation - in terms of urban service delivery, public finance, and citizen participation - and especially the distribution of these benefits, depend critically on specific details of how a consolidation is designed and implemented by policymakers.
In an extraordinary example of foresight, the Unigov
legislation that was drafted in the '60s extended the city limits to contain the bulk of suburban development so that the city's tax base would be preserved.
Host City Mobile Workshops will feature topics ranging from the economics of auto racing to new ideas in urban housing to Central Indiana's Life Sciences initiative, to Indianapolis' Unigov