Presentation to the Council on Foundations

Building Inclusive, Multicultural Communities

This powerpoint, presented to the Council on Foundations meeting on October 27, 2003, highlights five trends affecting cities and metropolitan regions: Cities are growing while metros continue to sprawl; cities and suburbs are becoming more diverse; the geography of work, and of poverty, is changing; and metropolitan economies are continuing to restructure. The presentation also discusses some of the consequences of these trends and outlines policy areas foundations should be thinking about for the future.