American cities: a 21st century urban agenda

State and Federal Governments in the U.S. have grappled for decades with urban issues such as urban regeneration and affordable housing. As Cabinet Secretary for Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton Administration, Henry Cisneros was at the centre of these efforts. Mr Cisneros talked about the challenges facing urban areas in the U.S. today. Drawing on direct experience with the current White House team, he discussed the shape of the Obama Administration’s new urban agenda.