Vanderbilt Law Review

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The future of the Model Cities program in Nashville is difficult to predict. As of this writing, the program is approaching the end of the first of five action years. The suit filed by the CCC in April 1971, is,more than a year later, still pending. It is, of course, possible that the program may eventually prove successful, but such a result is unlikely. Even if the CCC is replaced as the official citizen participation structure for the program, the ideological constituency from which the group derives its strength will remain. Furthermore, as the CDA continues to build an ad hoc constitutency of social service project sponsors and beneficiaries dependent on sustained Model Cities funding, the amount of uncommitted Model Cities funds available for coordination and planned development diminishes. Most importantly, however, the questions of land use and residential development in North Nashville remain unanswered.