The Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program provides a review of its work in 2006, along with a list of the ten most noteworthy trends.
"Ten years since its inception, the Metropolitan Policy Program continues to provide the demographic, economic, and spatial framework with which to understand the challenges facing metropolitan America. Within that framework in 2006, the program re-emphasized the power of economic prosperity, and prosperity for all, as the unifying goal of reform."
Some of the top trends include:
"For the first time in 2005 there are more poor residents of suburbs than central cities."
"Six percent of the population of large U.S. metropolitan areas lives in exurbs."
Thanks to Sarah Jolda