September 17, 2011

MetroTrends Week in Review

This week, new Census data revealed rising poverty across the U.S. and MetroTrends bloggers jumped into the debate on its causes and consequences:

Also reflecting the grim state of the national economy, foreclosures are on the rise:

  • Leah Hendey and Rob Pitinglo highlight metros suffering from the combination of high-unemployment and high foreclosures.

The week marked the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, so safety and security were also at the top of our minds:

  • Ten years after 9/11, Akiva Liberman urges us to distinguish between meaningful security measures and those that are mostly symbolic.
  • Susan Popkin and Robin Smith highlight the chilling consequences for young girls of living in violent and crime-ridden neighborhoods.

We hope you learned something new from the MetroTrends bloggers. If you did, pass MetroTrends on to friends and colleagues.  And come back next week!

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