ERIC Number: ED213801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Urban America in the Eighties: Perspectives and Prospects. Report of the Panel on Policies and Prospects for Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan America.
President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties. Washington, DC.
This review of perspectives on the current status and policy issues of urban America is divided into nine chapters, each of which includes a bibliography. Chapter one presents an overview of the postindustrial demographic and economic changes in the United States and the Federal government's response to these changes. The ongoing transformation of cities is examined in chapter two. Chapter three discusses the logic, dynamics, and consequences of economic and demographic deconcentration in cities, suburbs, nonmetropolitan areas and multistate regions. The economic consequences of industrial disinvestment for specific localities and the resultinq fiscal consequences for local governments are addressed in chapter four. Chapter five focuses on social problems and the effect of industrial transformation on the urban underclass. The remaining chapters examine Federal urban policy directions, methods of developing long-term policies and ways of involving the States in intergovernmental partnerships required to meet policy objectives. (JCD)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Federal State Relationship, Financial Problems, Government Role, Industrialization, Low Income Groups, Metropolitan Areas, Municipalities, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Social Problems, United States History, Urban Demography, Urban Problems, Urban to Rural Migration, Urban to Suburban Migration
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties. Washington, DC.