Video Brief

Spatial Thinking: US Local Government System

This video brief provides an introduction to the application of spatial analysis to public affairs issues. This video presents it specifically as a tool to help untangle the complex local government system. In the United States, there are almost 90,000 local governments, including general- purpose local governments such as cities or counties, and special-purpose local governments such as school districts. Their overlapping and adjacent boundaries often make it hard to understand local policy and administrative issues.
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