Marc Weiss

Marc A. Weiss, a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C., was special assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1993 to 1997.

Recent Articles

Urban Mechanics

Comeback Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Neighborhood
Revival
, by
Paul S. Grogan and Tony Proscio. Westview Press, 285 pages,
$25.00.

In Comeback Cities, Paul S. Grogan and Tony
Proscio make the case
that ordinary people can "change, create, and make use of
market forces
to alter the fundamental economics of their neighborhoods."
They offer a
well told and hopeful story of grass-roots activity
breathing new life
into cities--even in such blighted areas as New York's South
Bronx.