ERIC Number: ED451262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Priorities for "The New American City." Mayors 2001.
Coles, H. Brent
This report focuses on the scope and potential of the New American City, a term employed by entrepreneurial mayors who have forged partnerships with businesses, nonprofits, and other governmental entities to improve the quality of life in their cities. U.S. mayors believe that it is possible to strengthen and maintain the growth of the New American City by focusing on four areas: the well-being of the family; the livability of communities and neighborhoods; the education the workforce for the new millennium; and new infrastructure to connect metro economies. The U.S. Conference of Mayors established 10 priorities for working with the new administration and the 107th Congress as of 2001: drug control/public safety; rail system restoration; smart growth (housing, brownfields, transportation, infrastructure, and environment); smart cities/technology infrastructure/digital divide; human dignity/diversity; youth, education, and families in America's cities; technology in schools; workforce technology training; parks, open space, and arts; and airport enhancements. (SM)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Economic Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Government Role, Housing Needs, Metropolitan Areas, Neighborhoods, Parks, Safety, Transportation, Urban Areas, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC.