Policy Program (formerly the Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy) was
launched in 1996 to provide decisionmakers cutting-edge research and policy
analysis on the shifting realities of cities and metropolitan areas.
reflects our belief that the United States is undergoing a profound period of
changeŚchange that affects its demographic make-up, its market dynamics, and its
development patterns. These changes are reshaping both the roles of cities,
suburbs, and metropolitan areas and the challenges they confront. For that
reason, a new generation of public policies must be developed that answers to
these new circumstances.
Our mission has
therefore been clear from the outset, and remains so as the new Metropolitan
Policy Program: We are redefining the challenges facing metropolitan America and
promoting innovative solutions to help communities grow in more inclusive,
competitive, and sustainable ways.