Last Wednesday, Next American City hosted a launch party for Issue 26 at the AIA Center in Washington, D.C. The guest of honor was Bruce Katz, vice president and founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, whose work is profiled in a feature article in the magazine. Joining him was his colleague Amy Liu, as well as several notable officials from the Obama administration, including Adolfo Carrion Jr., director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, Derek Douglas, who serves on the White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC) as special assistant to President Barack Obama and Alaina Beverly, the administration’s associate director of urban affairs. Together with dozens of local advocates, policymakers, planners and thinkers (as well as several members of the 2009 Next American Vanguard), they enjoyed food and drink and listened to Katz and Liu talk about their work at Brookings, which identifies policy reforms that advance the competitiveness of metropolitan areas.
Photographs by Lindsay MacDonald.
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