Lanier Conference – American Cities Under Siege? – Live On The Web

April 24, 2002

The Webcast will be available at Leading academic experts, journalists, and political leaders from across the nation will meet in Houston for the all-day conference assessing the future of the largest American cities in an era of terror. In addition to reports from leading urban analysts, survey data from residents of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Houston will provide evidence on how cities are holding up seven months after the World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedies.

Among the participants will be former HUD Secretary and former mayor of San Antonio Henry Cisneros, who will be the luncheon keynote speaker; Harvard economist Edward L. Glaeser; demographer William Frey of the University of Michigan; Harry Pachon of the Tomas Rivera Institute in Los Angeles; Ron Brownstein of the Los Angeles Times; former Albuquerque mayor and author David Rusk; and former Houston mayor Bob Lanier.

The conference will be broken into two sessions, morning and afternoon, concluding with a “free-wheeling” roundtable discussion.

WHAT: Webcast of the 2nd Annual Lanier Public Policy Conference, “Resurgence of America’s Great Cities: Causes, Consequences, and Sustainability After 9/11”

WHO: UH Center for Public Policy

Panelists include leading academics, politicians and journalists

View the current list at

WHEN: 9 a.m., Friday, April 26

WHERE: Webcast available at

Conference is being held at the Hilton University of Houston