A Metropolitan Revolution
Posted at 4:01 p.m. on Aug. 9
Bruce Katz tells Conversations with Thinkers that while much focus on American cities today is around bankruptcies and municipal debt — see Detroit, Chicago, Stockton and more — another massive metropolitan trend is creating more positive change.
With Washington stuck in budget standoffs, sequestration and political gridlock, cities from New York to Portland are driving real progress in areas ranging from cross-town transportation to international trade. Indeed, much of the innovation in America today comes not from federal or state governments, but from our metropolitan areas. So much so that you might ask: Who wants to be President when you could be Mayor instead?