Urban Problems in the United States
Even the most optimistic of observers tends to agree that cities in the United States have problems brought on by years of neglect and deterioration. As we have seen in previous chapters, poverty. crime. racism. sexism. homelessness, inadequate public school systems, alcoholism and other drug abuse, gangs and guns. and other social problems are most visible and.acute in urban settings. Issues of urban growth and development are intertwined with many of these problems.