Economy Newsletter

October 2014

Many of you are already aware of Bruce Katz’s 2013 book, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy.  Katz lays out four key observations about U.S. cities that point the way to a new era:

* The future of cities increasingly relies on the leadership and commitments of private-sector institutions and their leaders.
* Regional institutions have emerged as important players in growth and development.
* Cities are finding new ways to tackle old problems like inequality and poverty.
* Metro areas have become more savvy about dynamic learning.

Katz’s central argument is that cities will drive change as increasingly influential regional networks of actors push change forward and federal policy leadership wanes.

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