"The Metropolitan Revolution"
The Metropolitan Revolution, written by the Brookings
Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program founder Bruce Katz
and fellow and senior advisor Jennifer Bradley, looks at real
world examples of how our major cities and metropolitan
areas, and the pragmatic leaders who govern them, are
taking on the big issues that Washington won't, or can't, solve.
They are reshaping our economy, fixing our broken political
system and revamping U.S. economic relationships with the
world. The Metropolitan Revolution documents the good
news: mayors, educators, philanthropists, and business and
community leaders are doing the hard work to grow more jobs
and make their regions prosperous.
About the Book:
A revolution is stirring in America. Across the nation cities and
metropolitan areas, and the networks of pragmatic 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, and the
book describes how it is taking root inNew York City, where
efforts are under way to diversify the city's vast economy; in
Portland, Oregon, which is selling the "sustainability" solutions
it has perfected to other cities around the world; in Northeast
Ohio, where groups are using industrial-age skills to invent
new twenty-first-century materials, tools, and processes; in
Houston, where a modern settlement house helps immigrants
climb the employment ladder; in Miami, where innovators 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 hatching ideas to power these
economies for the next century.
Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley highlight these success
stories and the people behind them in order to share lessons
and catalyze action. This revolution is happening, and every
community in the country can benefit.
"The Metropolitan Revolution upends conventional wisdom
and makes the case for how our cities and metros are leading
American change and progress: they are transforming our
national economy, political conversation, and collective
destiny from the bottom up like never before. A must-read for
anyone working toward a brighter future for our cities and our
Mayor Cory Booker
"The Metropolitan Revolution builds on twenty years of
studying metropolitan areas and hundreds of thousands of
miles traveling to them around the globe, and the result is an
exciting guide to the new world economy urban, networked,
innovative, collaborative, and driven by human potential."
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Henry G.
"Being mayor of Chicago is the best job I've ever had in public
life. Katz and Bradley totally get it: the real power to change
America lies in our cities and metros."
Mayor Rahm Emanuel
"With paralysis in Washington, public policy solutions will
come from successful metropolitan regions, the clinical trials
of our future. We are well into this journey, but never has it
been explained with such insight and analysis until The
Governor Jon Huntsman
October 23, 2013
Roosevelt House 47-49 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065