Obama's attention to urban policy
Top aides say President-elect Barack Obama plans to institute a new office of urban policy. The goal is to help cities that are dealing with dwindling finances and growing infrastructure and housing needs, with the current economic crisis adding to the problem.
- R. T. Rybak: Minneapolis mayor.
- Shirley Franklin: Atlanta mayor.
- Rachel Godsil: Law professor at Seton Hall who focuses on the race, poverty and land use.