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HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – The Death and Life of Great American Cities


A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in that field are measured. In prose of outstanding immediacy, Jane Jacobs writes about what makes streets safe or unsafe; about what constitutes a neighborhood, and what function it serves within the larger organism of the city; about why some neighborhoods remain impoverished while others regenerate themselves. She writes about the salutary role of funeral parlors and tenement windows, the dangers of too much development money and too little diversity.

HBCU Money™ Dozen Links 6/17 – 6/21


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Argonne’s Rick Stevens discussing China’s supercomputing push l Argonne

For , form of salt affects water intake l KY Equine Research

2 months more to apply! $4.1M Grant for National Center for in Small Drinking Water Systems l EPA

Meteorological Versus Astronomical Summer—What’s the Difference? l NSSL

A city “works like a star.” New math model explains the common properties of cities l SLAC

Elikem Kuenyehia: Improving Ghana’s Business Climate – Access to Finance is key l Grow Africa

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

“After the Fall: Rebuilding Family Balance Sheets, Rebuilding the Economy” l St. Louis Fed

House won’t consider 2014 agriculture spending bill next week l Floor Action

Increasing mortgage rates will not ruin the housing recovery l Housing Wire

Teachers: Join us this summer for any of our free, professional development workshops l Kansas City Fed

Underemployment, College Graduates, and the Recession l Cleveland Fed

Who lost the most wealth in the Great Recession? Learn more in our new annual report l St. Louis Fed

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