Obama administration to establish Chief of Urban Policy

Expectations are very high for this new administration, and this adds fuel to the fire for us planner-types.  Obama transition co-chair Valerie Jarrett:

Because he began as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, he understands at the local level is really where you can impact change and that local government can play a vital role as we try to jump start our economy,” she said. “So having somebody in the White House, because there are so many different agencies that really can impact urban America and to have one person whose job it is to really pull all of that together, is really a critical position. And there are plenty of terrific candidates for that spot.

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