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Distinguished Speaker Series: Neal Peirce

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Published on Jul 30, 2009

Note: The 2nd MiniDV tape from this event was somehow corrupted, so only a portion of the question and answer session is available at the end of this video.

Noting that in Barack Obama we have our first truly urban-based president in many decades, syndicated columnist Neal Peirce told a Houston Tomorrow audience that Obama has promised to create a White House Office of Metropolitan Policy to coordinate various agencies policies related to urban America - a big and critical step forward.

Peirce, speaking at a Houston Tomorrow Distinguished Speaker event on December 3, 2008, quote Obama as saying Strong cities are the building blocks of strong regions, and strong regions are essential for a strong America. That is the new metropolitan reality and we need a new strategy that reflects it.

For more: http://www.houstontomorrow.org/initia...

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