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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "Interests, Preferences of Central Business District Employees," by Joan V. Holley and R. K. Piper.

A 15 percent population gain in suburban areas and a 4 percent population loss in the central cities between 1970 and 1980 was reported in the preliminary 1980 Census data.1 Vincent B. Barabba, director of the Census Bureau, has stated that a back-to-the-city movement has had a negligible impact on declining cities and will not affect cities much in the future.2 However, the quantity of recent articles on urban housing in professional journals and popular magazines, as well as feature stories by the mass media, would indicate an increasing interest by Americans in living in or near downtown.