ERIC Number: ED438358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The State of the Cities, 1999. Third Annual Report.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.
This third annual report discusses recent progress and challenges that lie ahead for U.S. cities and metropolitan regions. Part 1 examines social and economic trends affecting U.S. cities and the potential for a city/suburb alliance to promote a common agenda that would address the challenges and seize the opportunities reflected in the trends. Three major findings are: (1) thanks to a booming national economy, most cities are experiencing a strong fiscal and economic recovery, though too many central cities are still left behind, facing serious challenges; (2) some older suburbs are experiencing problems that were once associated only with urban areas (job loss, population decline, crime, and disinvestment), while simultaneously, many suburbs are straining under sprawling growth and its resulting problems; and (3) there is strong consensus on the need for joint city/suburb strategies to address sprawl and the structural decline of cities and older suburbs. Part 2 roadmaps solutions in the form of the Clinton-Gore 21st Century Agenda for Cities and Suburbs. The Agenda has four parts: (1) opening doors to new markets; (2) investing in America's workers; (3) expanding home ownership and affordable rental housing; and (4) promoting smarter growth and livable communities. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.