December 1960 White Paper on Coordination of Federal Metropolitan Area Development Activities

December 1960 White Paper on Coordination of Federal Metropolitan Area Development Activities

September 02, 2020  | Jeff Davis

This is a PDF file of a December 19, 1960 paper entitled “Coordination of Federal Metropolitan Area Development Activities” produced by the White House’s ad hoc Interagency Committee on Metropolitan Area Problems.

The file includes a cover letter whereby the Committee’s chairman, Robert Merriam, forwarded the paper to the incoming Kennedy transition team for their use.

The paper is notable because it includes (at the end) the four-page memorandum of understanding between the Public Roads Administration and the Housing and Home Finance Agency allowing the first pooling of highway planning funds with urban planning funds by metropolitan areas for comprehensive metropolitan planning.

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