• Creating quality neighborhoods for families
• Governing effectively
• Building human capital
• Growing the middle class
• Enlarging a competitive economy through industry-based strategies
• Managing the spatial pattern of metropolitan growth and development
Each chapter discusses a specific topic under one of these challenges. The authors present the essence of what is known, as well as its likely applications, and identify the knowledge gaps that need to be filled for the successful formulation and implementation of urban and regional policy.