Bruce Katz: The Metropolitan Revolution – How Cities and Metros are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy
Community leaders across the country continually face huge challenges that Washington cannot or will not address. As a result, groups of metropolitan leaders are stepping up and moving the nation forward. These leaders are working to create jobs and help their communities flourish.
We are pleased to facilitate a conversation on such efforts in Central Iowa and across the nation with Bruce Katz, founding director of the Brookings Metropolitan Planning Program and co-author of the new book, The Metropolitan Revolution. The book is a distillation of his work on the emerging metropolitan-led “next-economy” and its practitioners around the country working to produce more and better jobs driven by innovation, exports, and sustainability.
Senator Cory Booker says the book is "a must-read for anyone working toward a brighter future for our cities and our nation," while past U.S. Conference of Mayors President Scott Smith says the book "brings to life how America’s cities and suburbs drive innovation to solve problems and seize opportunities. This book is a call to action beyond Washington, where metro leaders join together and simply get stuff done."
The discussion on metropolitan policy innovation and action will be held Tuesday, May 5 at the Windsor Heights Community Center. More details and registration are available here.