The Book

Available June 17, 2013

In the face of federal gridlock, economic stagnation and fiscal turmoil, power in the United States is shifting away from Washington and toward our major cities and metropolitan areas. Across the nation, these communities, and their resolutely pragmatic leaders, are taking on the big issues that Washington won’t.  They are reshaping our economy, and fixing our broken political system.  In The Metropolitan Revolution, Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley chronicle this sea change away from the ever centralizing government of the post-World War II era, showcasing examples of how ground-up innovations are solving our toughest problems and revamping U.S. economic relationships with the world.

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The iPad App

The Metropolitan Revolution iPad app brings examples of the revolution to life, with animations, video interviews, interactive infographics and data visualizations. The app allows users to hear from metropolitan leaders from all sectors, see animations that illustrate important principles of economic growth, and learn more about how their own communities compare to metros around the country. The app will be updated over time with additional stories and examples of metropolitan innovation.

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Rockefeller Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, the George Gund Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, and the Brookings Metropolitan Leadership Council for their support.