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September 2, 2001

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Paul Grogan has been called one of the heroes of the community development movement.Ê Syndicated Columnist Clarence Page says he helped community-based organizations make miracles happen in Americas toughest neighborhoods.Ê NBCs Tom Brokaw says his work in inner cities is an example of good people with great goals and a determination not to surrender.

Paul Grogan has been working to improve cities all his life, first for Boston mayors Kevin White and Raymond Flynn, where he pioneered public-private ventures, such as the Boston Housing Partnership and the Boston Compact, that have been widely emulated by other cities.Ê From 1986 until 1998 he was President and CEO of LISC, the nations largest community development intermediary.Ê He now heads the Boston Foundation and is the president and founder of CEOs for Cities.

Pauls book, Comeback Cities, shows how smart public-private partnerships can revive even the worst neighborhoods.

Paul Grogan is our guest on this week's edition of "Smart City."Ê Listen Sunday, September 2, 9 a.m. Central on the WKNO FM Stations (91.1) or Tuesday, September 4, 9 a.m. (88.9).Ê You can also hear "Smart City" online at


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