September 3, 2011

This Week’s Hot MetroTrends Topics

Urban Institute research sheds fresh light on the daunting challenges facing America’s metros in today’s economy:

  • Mitch Downey and Meagan Cahill show how revitalizing two DC public housing projects reduced crime.
  • Sheila Zedlewski argues that federal welfare isn’t the safety net it should be now.
  • Margery Turner revisits questions of equity and opportunity in post-Katrina New Orleans.
  • The job losses and foreclosures plaguing Philadelphia mirror national signs of what may be a double-dip recession.

If you want the facts – not myths or anecdotes – on these challenges, keep coming back to the MetroTrends blog.  And please pass it along to friends and colleagues.        

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