Radio Times

The new metropolitan revolution

July 10, 2013

Guest:  Bruce Katz

As partisan gridlock stalls progress in Washington when it comes to jobs, housing, infrastructure, and the environment, American cities have been picking up the slack. Realizing that the federal government is in many ways broken, city leaders across the country are hard at work making their metropolitan areas more livable through innovative efforts to jump-start their economies. That’s according to Brookings scholars BRUCE KATZ and Jennifer Bradley who outline their theory in a new book, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy. They point to Philadelphia’s leadership in developing energy efficient building technology, Denver’s efforts to forge a partnership between city and suburbs, and Houston’s choice to view immigrants as an asset not a detriment as examples. We’ll learn more about it today on Radio Times, when BRUCE KATZ joins us to talk about what forward-thinking cities are doing to forge a new metropolitan revolution.

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