With the conventions starting up shortly, folks will be talking about the national parties' platforms. I've generally found these wanting especially from an urban issues, urban planning standpoint and I suspect that I am not alone in this regard.
So here's your chance to craft the Cyburbia.org urban issues plank. What urban issues do you think the federal goernment needs to step up (or, conversely, step away from) in light of the situation we find ourselves in? Infrastructure investment/reinvestment? Housing/mortgage assistance? Transit? Economic development? Clean water/clean air? Social services? Education? Crime/police protection? What would you have the federal government do to improve these urban issues and make our cities more livable/sustainable?
We can offer the plank up free of charge to any candidate that wishes to accept it and that will work to implement it, though we wouldn't look away from a bidding war, either.
I'll post a few of my ideas, starting with improved transit options in smaller cities (<50,000 pop.) after y'all have a chance to chime in. (And because work is getting in the way of slacking, presently)
(Dan) Disclaimer: this thread will reflect the opinions of the posters or the larger community of Cyburbia Forums users, but not Cyburbia itself.