Bruce Katz

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Making the Most of 'Opportunity Zones'

Created to speed investment in struggling communities, the federal Opportunity Zones program could also spur research into how capital can be better deployed on a district-by-district basis.

September 20, 2018 - The New Localism

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Does Los Angeles Have What It Takes To Be a Leader for 21st Century Metropolises?

Brookings’ Bruce Katz explains how municipalities like Los Angeles can create thousands of jobs in advanced manufacturing through connecting planning, industry, innovation, and infrastructure efforts.

May 3, 2016 - The Planning Report

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Status Report: the Rise of Innovation Districts

Last year, the "innovation district" rose to prominence as a way to describe urban knowledge economy epicenters. This report from Bruce Katz and Brookings describes how the phenomenon continues to evolve.

July 12, 2015 - Brookings

How the Federal Government Can Support Innovation Districts

A new report by Bruce Katz of Brookings Institute discusses the federal government’s role in spurring and aiding the innovation districts found in many cities across the country today.

October 11, 2014 - Brookings Institution

Checking-in with the Proliferation of Innovation Districts

A look at where innovation districts have caught on, and where to expect more of this type of concerted cooperation between public and private entities and commercial and residential land uses.

August 5, 2014 - Brookings Institution

Urban Politics: Voters Choose Three New Big City Mayors

Emily Badger of The Atlantic Cities and Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution sit down with The NewsHour's Gwen Ifill for a discussion on the elections of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

November 10, 2013 - PBS NewsHour

Brookings' Bruce Katz: U.S. 21st Century Economy Powered by Exports, Energy & Innovation

Bruce Katz, president and founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, explains how the economies of America's largest metropolitan areas are driving the country's future prosperity.

June 8, 2013 - The Planning Report

A Deadlocked Washington Leaves Export-Oriented Growth Up To Cities

Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institute explains the importance of exports to a metro region's economy. As the US Federal Government remains politically frozen, how can American cities grow economically by fostering trade partnerships across the world?

March 23, 2012 - The Planning Report

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