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July 29, 2011

This Week's Hot MetroTrends Topics

July 30, 2011

Most of Washington’s attention this week was absorbed by the debate over the debt ceiling.  But the MetroTrends blog explored three very different questions, all of critical importance to the vitality of metropolitan communities.

  • Nancy Pindus asks who should pay for the social and economic benefits of neighborhood post offices?
  • John Roman asks why crime rates keep falling?
  • Mary Cunningham asks why so many gay teenagers are homeless?

If you get a kick from learning about questions like these, please share MetroTrends with your friends and colleagues. And come back next week!


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