Bruce Katz is vice president and founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. He regularly advises national, state, regional and municipal leaders on policy reforms that advance the competitiveness of metropolitan areas.
He focuses particularly on reforms that promote the revitalization of central cities and older suburbs and enhance the ability of these places to attract, retain and grow the middle class. In 2006, he received the prestigious Heinz Award in Public Policy for his contributions to urban and metropolitan America.
Mr. Katz is a frequent writer and commentator on urban and metropolitan issues. He is the editor or co-editor of several books on transportation, demographics and regionalism.