Rethinking the Urban Agenda

Reinvigorating the Liberal Tradition in New York City and Urban America

John Mollenkopf, Ken Emerson
Release Date: June 1, 2001

The culmination of a year-long lecture series cosponsored by The Century Foundation and the City University of New York Graduate Center’s Center for Urban Research, Rethinking the Urban Agenda takes up the challenge provided by a changing of the guard in New York City government-the election of a new mayor and city council-to outline a new conceptual and political road map for New York City’s future and, in many important respects, for the future of urban America.

Contributors include Gordon Berlin (Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation), Alan Brinkley, J. Phillip Thompson, and Lawrence D. Brown (Columbia University), Angelo Falcón (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund), Norman Fruchter and Amy Ellen Schwartz (New York University), Nathan Glazer (Harvard University), Michael Jacobson, (John Jay College), Gregory Mantsios (Queens College), James Parrott (Fiscal Policy Institute), Martha E. Stark (Baruch College), and Doug Turetsky (United Neighborhood Houses).