Article Title

Towards a Legal Framework for Regional Redistribution of Poverty-Related Expenses

Publication Title

Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law


This Article first outlines demographic and historical factors that create economic disparities between cities and their suburbs. Next, this Article discusses the effect of poverty on city budgets. Finally, this Article explores the relationship between cities and suburbs to highlight the importance of regional co-operation. Based on this examination, this Article proposes a legal framework for regional redistribution of poverty-related expenses, focusing on both the legal and political constraints of such a model.