THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
Edward L. Glaeser

What about the cities?

By Edward L. Glaeser
January 4, 2008

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

WHEN BIG CITY bosses chose presidential candidates, cities enjoyed a privileged place on the national agenda. In 1968, the Democratic platform bragged about past urban achievements and promised future aid for mass transit and housing. The Republican platform was even more urban, promising "a vigorous effort, nation-wide, to transform the blighted areas of cities into centers of opportunity and progress, ... (Full article: 756 words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers

Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $9.95 1 month archives pass
  • $24.95 3 months archives pass
  • $74.95 1 year archives pass

More opinions

Find the latest columns from: