Key Points:

  • From 1992 onwards Stephen Goldsmith served as mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana, for the maximum permissible term of eight years. Under his leadership, the city – the 12th largest in the United States – experienced a remarkable revival.
  • Goldsmith eliminated city deficits, enhanced services, rebuilt infrastructure, revitalised neighbourhoods, attracted new businesses, created jobs, and reduced crime – all of it while cutting taxes.
  • Goldsmith is one of a group of mayors who, in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, applied what has been dubbed a ‘new urban paradigm’ in order to arrest the decay that had manifested itself in many American cities.
  • From 1992 onwards Stephen Goldsmith served as mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana, for the maximum permissible term of eight years. Under his leadership, the city – the 12th largest in the United States – experienced a remarkable revival.
  • Goldsmith eliminated city deficits, enhanced services, rebuilt infrastructure, revitalised neighbourhoods, attracted new businesses, created jobs, and reduced crime – all of it while cutting taxes

Press release: Creating urban citizens

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