Advice for the New Mayor

Stern, William

Cove, Peter

Kotkin, Joel

Savas, E. S.

Biederman, Daniel

McCaughey, Elizabeth

Heinemann, H. Erich

Brooke-Hitching, Harley

Moss, Mitchell

Nathan, Richard

Zuckerman, Mortimer

Cornuelle, Richard

Mahoney, Margaret

Berger, Stephen

Wriston, Walter B.

Morris, Charles

Crouch, Stanley


William Stern former Chairman, Urban Development Corporation


New York faces a great challenge from the globalization of markets and the revolution in communications technology. You and you advisors must determine what infrastructure changes and improvements, what taxation policies, what recreational and cultural amenities, and what governmental structure a twenty-first-century city must have to be competitive.

In the same way that the city's leaders early in the century understood the need for a massive rapid transit system, the city's leaders today must proceed with the steps necessary to make New York an efficient and productive place in a communications-driven world economy. The lack of conceptual economic thinking within city government for some three decades has caused many of New York's economic advantages to dissipate and left us behind in an increasingly competitive race.

  • This document was created from the article, "Advice for the New Mayor" by Walter B. Wriston, Stanley Crouch, Stephen Berger, Charles Morris, Margaret Mahoney, Richard Cornuelle, Mortimer Zuckerman, Richard Nathan, Mitchell Moss, Harley Brooke-Hitching, H. Erich Heinemann, Elizabeth McCaughey, Daniel Biederman, E. S. Savas, Joel Kotkin, Peter Cove, and William Stern for the Winter 1994 edition of ... read more
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