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The progress made by redshift surveys has been truly remarkable and promises to continue to be so in the foreseeable future. We are now in a curious transition period. While some basic questions such as the normalization and faint-end of local LF and the scale of the largest inhomogeneities remain open, information about the clustering properties of galaxies at z ~ 3 are being studied. Clearly, it is just a matter of time for a more definite picture of the galaxy distribution and the time evolution of galaxy clustering to emerge. Even though this may not yet provide a definite constraint to the background cosmology it will certainly provide important data to confront galaxy evolution models and answers to how, where, and when galaxies formed. Even though the scientific goals may have changed, it is clear that redshift surveys will continue to be an important cosmological probe for the next 20 years.


I would like to thank the Directors of MPA and ESO for making the organization of this joint meeting possible and Tony Banday for putting it altogether.