Bruce Katz, director of the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program , discusses his recent book, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy , co-authored with Jennifer Bradley.
- Xavier de Souza Briggs , Associate Professor/Associate Department Head
- J. Phillip Thompson , Associate Professor
"...A revolution is stirring in America. Across the nation, cities and the leaders who govern them are taking on the big issues that Washington won't- or can't- solve. They are reshaping our economy and fixing our broken political system. The Metropolitan Revolution is a national movement taking root in New York City, where efforts are under way to diversify the city's vast economy; in Portland, where sustainability solutions are being exported to other cities around the world; in Northeast Ohio, where worker-innovators are using the skills of the industrial age to invent cutting-edge materials, tools, and processes; in Houston, where a modern settlement house helps immigrants climb the employment ladder; in Miami, where leaders are forging strong ties with Brazil and other nations; in Denver and Los Angeles, where leaders are breaking political barriers and building world-class metropolises; and in Boston and Detroit, where innovation districts are powering economies for the next century. Katz and Bradley highlight success stories to share lessons and catalyze action." (Brookings Press)
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