Suburbs, Pt. III: Troubled Suburbs

Once the symbol of a vibrant economy and new American lifestyle, many of America's first suburbs are now struggling with congestion, crime and a decaying infrastructure. While the cities revitalize and outlying areas continue to grow, many first-tier suburbs are stagnant. Join NPR's Neal Conan for a look at these aging communities and their possible futures.

Guests:

Paul Oyaski
*Mayor of Euclid, Ohio

William H. Hudnut III
*Author, Halfway to Everywhere: A Portrait of America's First-Tier Suburbs (the Urban Land Institute, 2003)
*Former congressman and four-term mayor of the City of Indianapolis.

Dennis Andrulis
*Research professor at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn

Copyright © 2003 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 2003 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.