Their air is polluted; pure water is in short supply; transportation in and out of the cities is increasingly difficult and exasperating; housing is not being built in sufficient quantities to meet current needs; major recreation facilities are far from population centers, yet, remote as they are, they are overcrowded; only 2% of the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines are accessible to the public; more and more people are crowding into the metropolitan areas; white families continue to flee the central cities to open space, single family housing and better schools in the suburbs. Their places in the city are taken by non-white and lower income families. The central cities are being called upon to supply an ever-increasing number and variety of special and expensive services and facilities. These are among the gross facts of America today. Helping to find solutions to the problems posed by this state of affairs is one of the reasons for Urban America. Urban America's aim is to help increase public awareness of the problems of American cities and help direct the energies and resources of this great country toward improving the amenities of urban life. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban America, Incorporated

    1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172085
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM