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Brookings: The new localism: How cities can thrive in the age of populism

  • The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium 1775 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

In their new book “The New Localism: How cities can thrive in the age of populism,” (Brookings Press, 2017) urban experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak reveal where the real power to create change lies and how it can be used to address our most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Katz and Nowak tell stories of the cities that are on the vanguard of problem solving. Out of these stories emerge new norms of growth, governance, and finance and a path toward a more prosperous, sustainable, and inclusive society. Katz and Nowak imagine a world in which urban institutions finance the future through smart investments in innovation, infrastructure and children and urban intermediaries take solutions created in one city and adapt and tailor them to other cities with speed and precision. As Katz and Nowak show us in “The New Localism,” “Power now belongs to the problem solvers.”

On Wednesday, December 6, Bruce Katz will discuss his new book, “The New Localism: How cities can thrive in the age of populism,” during a special conversation with co-author Jeremy Nowak and New York Times columnist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winning author Tom Friedman.

After the session, Katz and Nowak will take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing. Books purchased at the event will be 20 percent off.

This event will be live webcast. Online viewers may send in questions on Twitter using #NewLocalism.