The Metropolitan Revolution: Philadelphia as a Model for the Nation – Next City

The Metropolitan Revolution: Philadelphia as a Model for the Nation

Thursday, July 11, 2013 – Wednesday, December 31, 1969

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us at the Academy of Natural Sciences for a discussion of how our major cities and metropolitan areas are addressing environmental, political, economic, and fiscal problems that our leaders in Washington have yet to solve. This event is free and open to the public. Register here.

A revolution is stirring in America. In the face of federal gridlock, economic stagnation, and fiscal turmoil, power in the United States is shifting away from Washington and state capitols toward our major cities and metropolitan areas. Please join the Honorable Michael Nutter, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Brookings Institution, Next City, and The Reinvestment Fund to discuss how these communities, and the networks of pragmatic leaders who govern them, are taking on the big issues that Washington won’t, or can’t, solve. Bruce Katz, co-author of The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy , will kick off the conversation by introducing trends that are reshaping our economy and fixing our broken political system. A public reception will be held from 5:00 – 5:30, during which time copies of The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy will be available for purchase.

Introductory Remarks: Don Hinkle-Brown, President and CEO, The Reinvestment Fund
Moderator: Diana Lind, Executive Director and Editor in Chief, Next City

Panel:

  • Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Mayor, City of Philadelphia
  • Jennifer Bradley and Bruce Katz, Co-authors, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy
  • Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Register for this free event here.

Can’t join in person? Follow @NextCityOrg on Twitter and use the event hashtag #MetroRev.

This event is hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Next City and The Reinvestment Fund and is made possible with support from the Brookings Institution.

Location

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

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