New Directions for Central City and Suburban Development GCP-97-7

Wim Wiewel 
Dean of College of Business at the University of Illinois at Chicago

In recent years some well-known economists and political commentators have characterized cities as economically and politically irrelevant. Urban policy has been neglected by the federal government.  Cities have been seen only for their problems, as the garbage cans of society, with crime, poorly educated residents, and deteriorating infrastructure.

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