Lee P. Brown is a former Mayor of the City of Houston, Texas.

Given that the problems of major cities range from administration to crime to drug addiction, Houston's Mayor Lee P. Brown is well qualified to lead his city. He was formerly New York's Police Chief and America's drug czar. Here he gives greatest emphasis to education and literacy as the keys to urban progress in a global era. He also explains the concept of community-oriented policing and its role in reducing neighborhood crime.