Obama's Urban Policy

The Obama administration is making moves on urban policy, according to the Washington Post. An urban czar has been appointed (former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr.) and $20 billion in stimulus money is being directed to urban programs outside education. 

The approach is winning applause from local officials and urban thinkers, who credit the administration for quietly beginning the most ambitious new policy for the nation's cities since the Great Society programs of the 1960s.

I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt, but frankly I'm not convinced. You?

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Florida is author of The Rise of the Creative Class, Who's Your City?, and The Great Reset. He's also the founder of the Creative Class Group, and a list of his current clients can be found here.

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