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White House Begins Urban Policy Creation

The White House is setting forth on its long-planned mission to craft a federal urban policy program. The effort kicks off with a daylong conference today.

The focus of this meeting is to find ways to bridge the multiple disciplines that relate to urban issues to find best practices for urban areas. The economic recession adds a complicating element to the game.

"The conference is the first indication that the White House could back its urban policy office with the kind of muscle that Obama suggested during his campaign, before the economic collapse. He called for a new kind of urban policy to address cities and also their suburbs, and urban advocates hoped that this could be a focus of his administration's economic development approach."

Full Story: White House to Push Forward on National Urban Policy Agenda

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