ERIC Number: ED156730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
An Approach to Federal Urban Policy: A Statement on National Policy by the Research and Policy Committee of the Committee for Economic Development.
Committee for Economic Development, New York, NY. Research and Policy Committee.
The Committee for Economic Development (CED), an independent research and educational organization, has prepared this document which consists of considerations relating to Federal policy on urban areas as well as the Committee's recommendations for future Federal action. The fact that different cities face different problems is stressed. Ways in which the Federal government can address these differences are outlined. Demographic and economic trends are examined briefly and figures are presented to demonstrate regional variations. Changes in Federal policy which have reinforced population movement to the West and South and the trend toward urban decentralization are discussed. Activities undertaken by government, business and citizen organizations to prevent or reverse deterioration of central cities are mentioned as positive forces in urban areas. Past Federal approaches to urban policy are outlined, and flexibility is recognized as the key to effectiveness in future policy. Statistics on urban employment and unemployment, population trends, and a chart of the effects of Federal policy on urban areas are presented. Memoranda of comments, reservations or dissent by CED members are also included. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Employment Statistics, Federal Government, Government Role, Policy, Unemployment, Urban Areas, Urban Demography, Urban Improvement, Urban Problems, Urban Renewal
Committee for Economic Development, 477 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee for Economic Development, New York, NY. Research and Policy Committee.
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