What Happened To The Urban Agenda?

The presidential campaigns are in full swing, but the issues facing cities are largely absent from the debate. Is there an urban agenda in national politics?
January 29, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments

City dwellers "listening to President George W. Bush's 2004 State of the Union Address on primetime last week may have felt overlooked. The president never once uttered the words 'urban' or 'city' or 'New York,' though he did say 'Bulgaria' and 'Bali.'.. Today, there is no real urban policy agenda in Washington... [rather] there is a history of deep anti-urban sentiment in America... Cities continue to be seen as places of poverty, corruption, crime, and immorality. And immigrants, who traditionally first settle in urban areas, have often been viewed with suspicion."

Thanks to ArchNewsNow

Full Story:
Published on Monday, January 26, 2004 in The Gotham Gazette
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email