What's Happening in Metropolitan America?

  • Charles Royer Harvard University
Keywords: Metropolitan universities, Metropolitan Environments


America has changed from a nation of cities to become a metropolitan nation, with more than half of its people living in metropolitan areas with a population of one million or more. The author describes the physical changes which have taken place, and the current forces that shape these regions. He ends by discussing the role of metropolitan universities in fostering civic investment in the metropolitan areas.