Understanding First Ring Suburbs

A presentation from a recent meeting of city officials in New Jersey offers information about the direction of first-ring suburbs, many of which find themselves in the crossfire of the urban-suburban divide.

September 19, 2006, 1:00 PM PDT

By sjolda

In this presentation at the first-ever gathering of older, inner-ring "first" suburban mayors and municipal leaders in New Jersey, Robert Puentes outlines some recent trends in first suburbs and options for coalition building.

The presentation builds off a recent Brookings publication, One Fifth of America, A Comprehensive Guide to America's First Suburbs. The report examines these places' special needs and explores some of the key policy changes needed to meet them effectively.

Thanks to Sarah Jolda

Thursday, September 14, 2006 in The Brookings Institution

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