This up-to-date review of the critical issues confronting cities and individuals examines the policy implications of the difficult problems that will affect the future of urban America. Among the topics covered are the income, opportunities, and quality of life of urban residents; family structure, poverty, and the underclass; the redistribution of people and jobs in urban areas; urban economic growth patterns; fiscal conditions in large cities; and essays on governance and the deteriorating state of cities' aging infrastructures.
Table of Contents
|Part I: Committee ReportOverview||1-11|
|Well-Being and Poverty||12-23|
|Urban Economic Trends||24-32|
|Urban Fiscal Conditions||33-41|
|Trends in Urban Governance||42-43|
|Appendix A: Regional Classifications||59-60|
|Appendix B: Workshop Participants||61-64|
|Part II: Background PapersIncome, Opportunities, and the Quality of Life of Urban Residents||65-101|
|Family Structure, Poverty, and the Underclass||102-147|
|Jobs, Migration, and Emerging Urban Mismatches||148-198|
|Local Area Economic Growth Patterns: A Comparison of the 1980s and Previous Decades||199-254|
|Fiscal Conditions in Large American Cities, 1971-1984||255-283|
|State Fiscal Conditions||284-307|
|Urban Infrastructure: Problems and Solutions||308-347|
|Urban Governance: The New Politics of Entrepreneurship||348-374|
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