"Down's presents a wealth of data and scholarship that will be invaluable to all students of urban issues." Journal of Economic Literature
" Reading Downs on urban problems is like seeing a lawn mower operate for the first time, when you have been trimming the grass with a pair of scissors. He offers pithy summaries of the work of others, offers his own ideas, and uses a hard-headed economic perspective to assess alternatives. " Planning
" Provocative, probing, philosophical, policy driven--Tony Downs poignantly defines a future vision for America's building environment." Rep. Marcy Kaptur
About the Author
Anthony Downs is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. His specialties are housing, real estate, real estate finance, metropolitan planning, demographics, and transportation. His books include New Visions for Metropolitan America (Brookings/Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, 1994), and Still Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak-Hour Traffic Congestion (Brookings, 2004).