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Brookings Report: The Potential Impacts of Recession and Terrorism on U.S. Cities

Authors: Alice M. Rivlin, and Alan Berube
January 1, 2002


Many urban residents and city officials are worried that the combined impact of the recession and ongoing terrorist threats may have a devastating effect on the health of cities. This Brookings Institution paper attempts to shed light on these concerns by examining the impact of the last two recessions on large cities, by exploring recent trends that may affect the vulnerability of cities in the current recession, and by speculating on the long-term effects of terrorism on urban centers.

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