ERIC Number: ED310214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
America's People: An Imperiled Resource. National Urban Policy Issues for a New Federal Administration.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
This report seeks to identify and make policy recommendations concerning major urban issues confronting the Bush Administration. The Division of Urban Affairs of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) established working groups and commissioned papers on the following six key urban policy issues: (1) economic development; (2) environmental protection; (3) housing; (4) poverty; (5) health; and (6) education. This report summarizes major issues presented in the papers, organized around common themes. Threats to urban economic growth include the labor shortage and the impact of environmental pressures on the public infrastructure. Growing economic and social disparities among regions in the United States involve the following elements: (1) capital markets; (2) the telecommunications infrastructure; and (3) bidding wars for economic development. Lack of affordable housing is a problem in virtually all American cities. Poverty resulting from economic changes manifests itself in the following ways: (1) displaced workers; (2) disenfranchisement from health care; and (3) the working and persistently poor. Problems confronting young people include the following: (1) teenage pregnancy; (2) infant mortality; (3) pervasive poverty; and (4) unmet educational needs of the disadvantaged. Health care needs of the elderly constitute a serious problem. Urban universities have a significant investment in national action on these issues. A list of Oversight Committee and Working Group membership is appended. (AF)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Dislocated Workers, Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Health Care Costs, Health Insurance, High Risk Persons, Housing Needs, Infant Mortality, Labor Supply, Long Term Care, Older Adults, Poverty, Public Policy, Rural Urban Differences, Urban Education, Urban Problems, Urban Universities
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036-1191 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.