A Metropolitan Time Bomb?

60 million new Americans will need new schools, new roads, new water systems, just as states and cities have hit hard times.
October 24, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Smart City Radio show host Carol Coletta explores the question: "Is there a metropolitan time bomb ticking?"

Urban Land Institute senior fellow Maureen McAvey thinks there is. Consider this: 60 million new Americans, two-thirds of whom are immigrants, will need new schools, new roads, new water systems, just as states and cities have hit hard times. What can be done?

Also on this week's show is Bill Stafford, President of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle. He's been leading international study missions for that city for the past dozen years, and we'll find out what he's learned from those trips that all cities can benefit from.

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Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Sunday, October 24, 2004 in Smart City
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