Exploring the Metropolitan Community

Exploring the Metropolitan Community

Exploring the Metropolitan Community

Exploring the Metropolitan Community

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This book is intended for a wide audience--everyone concerned about metropolitan areas. It is the product of the efforts of five persons whose common experience was service on the staff of the Metropolitan St. Louis Survey, which conducted an extensive series of studies of the St. Louis City-County area. Although the book is based on research in one metropolitan area, it contains both findings and methods that should be of value in many other heavily populated concentrations.

The book is novel in two important respects. First, its scope is broad, covering many major facets of metropolitan development from the vantage point of specialists in several social science disciplines. Second, all its contents should be understandable to various types of specialists, public and private civic leaders, and interested citizens, because of the language and the style of writing. It is important that researchers not only assimilate but also communicate. A conscientious endeavor has been made, through writing, editing, and rewriting, to see that this publication meets this test.

The Metropolitan St. Louis Survey, organized under the joint auspices of St. Louis and Washington universities, had three principal purposes. They were to undertake integrated research on the most important governmental, political, social, and economic aspects of the local metropolitan area, disseminate its results, and train persons in appropriate methods of inquiry.

The Survey was initially financed by grants of $250,000 from . . .

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