Each issue also features a thoughtful essay that explores a cutting edge issue or current policy debate in the field. The inaugural March/April issue looks at two contrasting approaches on how to revitalize our Nation's inner cities. Robert Giloth, in an article in the Economic Development Quarterly, examines the many calls for stepped up social investment and a strategy of collaboration between public, private, and nonprofit actors. In contrast, Michael Porter, in a widely discussed Harvard Business Review article, argues that only strategies that enable businesses to take the lead and respond fully to the natural advantages of urban location can foster a true inner-city renaissance.
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