Les Sterman, Executive Director of the East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the regional planning organization for the Greater St. Louis area, had kind words for the work of historian Colin Gordon.
"We had this guy, Colin Gordon (author of Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City) in. His
book probably does the best job of explaining how we got where we are
today. It’s a history of racial discrimination and other factors. It
runs pretty deep. It’s the reason we look the way we do." said Sterman in an interview with St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Repps Hudson. Gordon had given a special presentation at the East-West Gateway Council of Governments earlier this month.
The complete Sterman interview, which appeared in the June 27 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is online at STLtoday.com.