Contributions to the Analysis of Urban Problems

A Selection of Papers from the RAND Workshop on Urban Programs, December 18, 1967-January 12, 1968

by Anthony H. Pascal

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A compilation of 14 papers analyzing U.S. urban problems. Co-sponsored by The Ford Foundation, the three-week RAND workshop was intended to define and initiate a long-term research program on urban policy issues and to interest other organizations in undertaking related work. Participants included scientists, scholars, federal and New York City officials, and RAND staff members. They were invited to prepare preliminary papers recommending program initiatives, research, and experiments in the program areas of education, health services, welfare/public assistance, jobs and manpower training, housing and urban planning, police services and public order, and municipal finance and administration. Papers were also invited on nonprogram issues, such as race relations and bureaucracy. The selected papers included in this compilation are grouped under four headings: (1) urban perspectives, (2) municipal objectives and organization, (3) urban poverty, and (4) urban violence and public order. (See also RM-5603.)

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