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Sixth & I

The Metropolitan Revolution

Jun 19, 2013 • 7:00 pm ET
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A revolution is stirring in America. In the face of federal gridlock, power in the United States is shifting away from Washington, and even state capitols, toward our major cities and metropolitan areas. These communities are taking on the big issues that Washington won’t, or can’t, solve.

In The Metropolitan Revolution, Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley describe how this revolution is taking root across the country, from New York City, where efforts are underway to diversify the city’s vast economy; to Portland, which is starting to sell the “sustainability” solutions it has perfected to other cities around the world; to Houston, where a modern settlement house helps immigrants start climbing the employment ladder; to Denver and Los Angeles where leaders are breaking political barriers and building world-class metropolises; to Boston and Detroit, where Innovation Districts will hatch ideas to power these economies for the next century.

Gwen Ifill leads a discussion with Katz, Bradley and former Mayor Anthony Williams about how The Metropolitan Revolution can reshape our economy and fix our broken political system.