From what we have already seen it would appear that the most practicable administrative and jurisdictional reform to enable a large city to meet the problems of the modern world would be to establish a ‘Metro area’ to include the settlements closely related to the city. The need is that there should be a common plan, or policy, which would enable the whole area to be developed (and redeveloped) into a more or less integrated, rational and equitable entity. The present chapter attempts a brief review of the efforts which have been made or planned for this purpose in different parts of the world. This review is by no means intended as a catalogue or complete list of such efforts. Its objective is to emphasise developments of particular international interest in the first place, and secondly to consider the obstacles which have been encountered in attempting to implement a policy of this nature.
KeywordsLocal Government Metropolitan Area Local Authority Metro Area Special District
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