Bruce Katz

Vice President & Director, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program


Bruce Katz is a vice president at the Brookings Institution and founding director of its Metropolitan Policy Program. He regularly advises municipal, regional, state, and federal  leaders on the emerging “next economy” and on new forms of metropolitan governance. Katz is also a keen observer of the city as art, from Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” to Italo Calvino’s “Invisible Cities.” Katz is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics.

Jennifer Bradley

Founding Director, Center for Urban Innovation at the Aspen Institute


Jennifer Bradley is the founding director of the Center for Urban Innovation at the Aspen Institute. She joined Aspen in 2015 after spending seven years as a fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, where she examined the critical role of metropolitan areas in the country’s economy, society, and politics. A former attorney, she co-authored Supreme Court amicus briefs in cases that affirmed the constitutional powers of local governments. She has also written for numerous magazines. Bradley is a graduate of the University of Texas; Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar; and the Georgetown University Law Center.