Thursday, 19 February 2009

Office of Urban Affairs? I Like it Already

I wanted to publically thank Veena for her informed and informative posts on urban development.

In good news for us city folks, Obama has just appointed Adolfo Carrion, a former Bronx Borough President, to head up the newly created Office of Urban Affairs. In addition to his long service to New York City, he happens to have a Masters degree in Urban Planning, so it seems to me like we should be be in pretty good hands here.

More than anything else, after an election cycle in which the Republican VP candidate felt perfectly comfortable descibing the (majority of) people who happen to live in urban areas as "not real Americans", it's nice to see these issues are going to get some much needed TLC.

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