National Optimism About State Of Cities

MacArthur Foundation President Jonathan Fanton argues that Americans have much to be happy about the current state of U.S. cities.
November 5, 2004, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Fanton cites statistics on reduced levels of poverty and crime, and asserts that "immigration, population growth and the shift to a services-based economy...are contributing to the urban renaissance." Specifically, he believes that affordable housing development in the form of the HOPE VI and Section 8 public housing programs is revitalizing our inner cities and providing hope for the future.

Thanks to David Gest

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Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2004 in The Washington Post
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