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Saving Our Cities: A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America

William W. Goldsmith


This book shows how cities can be places of opportunity rather than places with problems. With strongly revived cities and suburbs, working as places that serve all their residents, metropolitan areas will thrive, thus making the national economy more productive, the environment better protected, the citizenry better educated, and the society more reflective, sensitive, and humane. The book argues that America has been in the habit of abusing its cities and their poorest suburbs, which are always the first to be blamed for society's ills and the last to be helped. As federal and state budgets, ... More

Keywords: cities, suburbs, drug war, prison growth, inequality, education, urban planning, public spaces

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501704314
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501704314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William W. Goldsmith, author
Cornell University (emeritus)