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  • Trends in Welfare
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    Trends in Welfare

    Mr. Katz talked about a report released by the Brookings Institution examining trends in welfare since reform measures enacted four years ago. He also responded to viewer calls, faxes, and…

  • Survey on Urban Sprawl and Crime
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    Survey on Urban Sprawl and Crime

    Scholars and civic experts released a series of polls on attitudes of Americans. The findings showed that sprawl has joined crime as one of America’s top concerns, that morality was an issue of general…

  • Urban Growth
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    Urban Growth

    Participants discussed transportation, land use, and urban revitalization initiatives concentrating on the economic, social and environmental effects of urban sprawl. After their…

  • Government Regulation of Land Use
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    Government Regulation of Land Use

    Panelists focused on the increased migration of people to suburban areas to live. They discussed the problem of congestion that is related to this growth and if the government should play a…

  • Future of Urban Development
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    Future of Urban Development

    The panelists discussed the growing residential growth in urban areas. They also discussed the development of major U.S. cities and how entertainment is crucial to attracting residents.…

  • Strengthening Americas Communities
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    Strengthening America's Communities

    The vice president addressed the problems metropolitan centers face as they encounter strong growth. Community development and the protection of farmland were subjects Vice President Gore…

  • emThe Wealth of Citiesem
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    The Wealth of Cities

    Mayor Norquist talked about his book The Wealth of Cities: Revitalizing the Centers of American Life. The book explores the mayor’s belief that the natural advantage of cities has been…

  • State of the Cities
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    State of the Cities

    Panel members talked about current programs to revitalize cities. They talked about the ways in which cities are attempting to draw suburbanites back to inner cities and downtown areas and…

  • emFuture Once Happened Hereem
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    Future Once Happened Here

    Mr. Siegel talked about his book, The Future Once Happened Here: New York, D.C., L.A., and the Fate of America’s Big Cities. The book examines the implications of misguided local and…

  • Metropolitan Solutions to Urban Problems
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    Metropolitan Solutions to Urban Problems

    Mr. Fulwood moderated this discussion on current metropolitan approaches to urban problems. They examined how regional approaches can address urban and suburban problems, such as declining…

  • Metropolitan Solutions Opening Remarks
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    Metropolitan Solutions: Opening Remarks

    Mr. Katz opened a symposium on metropolitan solutions to urban problems. He spoke about the growth of coalitions in cities around the nation which are using metropolitan approaches to urban…