Authors

Chester Smolski

Document Type

Article

Themes

City Planning

Comments

Cities shifting to national policy leadership.

Abstract

"The urban riots of the mid- and late-1960s in this nation were devastating: In the three years from 1964 through 1967, it is estimated that 142 persons were killed and 4700 wounded with property damage running into hundreds of millions of dollars. This sad part of our history brought to a focus the magnitude of our urban problems and the need to attack them at the national level."