The Changing Scene

by Harold E. Nelson, (F.ASCE), Executive Dir.; Chicago Urban Transportation Dist., Chicago, Ill.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 1, Pg. 3-7


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Despite the problems of life in an ever-changing world, there is strong evidence that the future of the United States can be bright and that it can continue to offer leadership to the non-Communist and third-world nations. The population will continue to increase but at a more moderate rate. The size of the workforce will increase as more women take jobs. Pollution controls will become more effective and shortages will develop as controls are placed on nonrenewable resources. Environmental control and stewardship of resources will be recognized, but will not overcome the basic concern for economic survival and social need. Land use will continue to be a problem. A greater respect will be developed for ecology and for land as a critical resource; for the need of a strong economic base and the continuing need for leadership in the face of the growing needs and concerns of people.

Subject Headings: Land use | Economic factors | Leadership | Employees | Environmental issues | Lifeline systems | Pollution | Women | North America | United States

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