1155 E 60th St
The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities & Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy
University of Chicago Institute of Politics
Friday, October 18, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Amidst the gridlock in Washington and belt tightening at both the federal and state levels, could America’s cities be the most important, innovative unit of government today? Brookings Institution scholars Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley say the answer is “yes.” In their new book, “The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities & Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy,” they point out that in cities all across the U.S., pragmatic leaders and innovative ideas are giving rise to a national movement that’s transforming 21st century governance.
So what’s driving this trend? And what does The Metropolitan Revolution mean for Chicago, for Springfield and for Washington? Join us for a moderated conversation featuring distinguished national experts on cities and urban policy, including Katz, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, former White House urban policy advisor Derek Douglas and Chicago Harris Professor Chris Berry.
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This event is free and open to UChicago students. If you cannot attend, please cancel your ticket order on Eventbrite so others may register. Doors will open at 7:45 a.m. After 8:15 a.m., if you have not arrived, your seat will be given to a guest waiting on standby on a first-come, first-served basis.
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Auditorium
1155 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637