The White House post doesn’t provide a lot of details about each city. But some of the details that are given suggest that increased transit accessibility and a revival of walkable downtowns that create a more vibrant economy are among the priorities.
But also with such an emphasis on fiscal responsibility, this program will help cities meet their goals with the resources they have available to them, says Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.
Strong Cities, Strong Communities is about rebuilding some of America’s greatest cities, and doing so in a responsible way. Winning the future requires that we not only work harder, but that we work smarter as well, reducing our nation’s deficit while doing more to help cities that need and deserve our help.