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New York's Openness and Ability to Change Will Help Recovery from Current, Future Problems, Says Kenneth Jackson

While life in most cities is focused on the peripheries and suburbs, New York is focused on its "center" in a way no other American city is, says Kenneth Jackson, Barzun Professor of History and Social Sciences. "Because New York has incredible and very high population density, high wealth at the center, and very unusual heterogeneity, [unlike other U.S. cities] you have created here, on Manhattan, one of the world's cultural centers." New York's openness and ability to change will help it recover from today's problems and those to come, Jackson tells participants at the National Association of Independent Schools conference.

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Shot: Feb 26, 2003
Published: Mar 24, 2003
Last modified:Mar 21, 2003