Can a City Be Too Successful?


WILLIE BROWN Mayor, San Francisco

RON GONZALES Mayor, San Jose, California.

PAUL GROGAN Co-author: Comeback Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Neighborhood Revivial Founder and President of CEO's for Cities

Are America's cities drowning in their own success? That will be the topic of discussion on NPR's Talk of the Nation as Mayors Willie Brown of San Francisco, Ron Gonzales of San Jose and Paul Grogan of Harvard University join Juan Williams for a broadcast from the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco in the latest installment of The Changing Face of America series. After years of decline, many of our largest cities appearing to be turning it around. But with this success comes other problems - traffic, congestion, and high costs of housing, to name a few. Are poor people and the middle class being driven out of our cities? Are some of America's cities becoming preserves for the rich?

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