Monday, November 17, 2008

Finally A Candidate That Talks About Cities

Some of us have long hoped for a Presidential candidate that would actually talk about the challenges facing cities. It just doesn't happen, even though the majority of Americans have lived in cities for some time now. Barack Obama addressed the U.S. Conference of Mayors in June of this year. He refers to cities as the backbone of regional development, and talks about appointing a White House staff person to focus on urban policy. See a video of his comments here:

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