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AT 7:00 A. M. ON OCTOBER 25, our phones started to ring.
CALLS jammed our switchboard all day.
STAFFERS stayed late into the night.
AND talking with reporters from newspapers, radio stations, wire services and TV stations in every part of the country.
WHEN WE released the results of ZPG’s 1985 Urban Stress Test,
WE had no idea we’d get such an overwhelming response.
MEDIA AND PUBLIC REACTION has been nothing short of incredible!
AT FIRST, THE DELUGE OF CALLS came mostly from reporters eager to tell the public about Urban Stress Test results and from outraged public officials who were furious that we had ‘blown the whistle’ on conditions in their cities.
Now, WE are hearing from concerned citizens in all parts of the country who want to know what they can do to hold local officials accountable for tackling population-related problems that threaten public health and well-being.
ZPG’s 1985 URBAN STRESS TEST, «F11b», is the nation’s first survey of how population-linked pressures affect U. S. cities.
created after months of persistent and exhaustive research,
IT ranks 184 urban areas on 77 different criteria ranging from crowding and birth rates to air quality and toxic wastes.
THE URBAN STRESS TEST translates complex, technical data into an easy-to-use action tool for concerned citizens, elected officials and opinion leaders.
BUT to use it well,
WE urgently need your help.
OUR SMALL STAFF is being swamped with requests for more information
AND OUR MODEST RESOURCES are being stretched to the limit.
YOUR SUPPORT NOW is critical.
ZPG’s 1985 URBAN STRESS TEST may be our best opportunity ever to get the population message heard.