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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Metropolitan Revolution: Philadelphia as a Model for the Nation

Thursday Jul 11 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Join us at the Academy of Natural Sciences for a discussion of how our major cities and metropolitan areas are addressing environmental, political, economic, and fiscal problems that our leaders in Washington have yet to solve.

This event is free to the public
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A revolution is stirring in America. In the face of federal gridlock, economic stagnation, and fiscal turmoil, power in the United States is shifting away from Washington and state capitols toward our major cities and metropolitan areas. Please join the Honorable Michael Nutter, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Brookings Institution, Next City, and The Reinvestment Fund to discuss how these communities, and the networks of pragmatic leaders who govern them, are taking on the big issues that Washington won’t, or can’t, solve. Bruce Katz, co-author of the Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy, will kick off the conversation by introducing trends that are reshaping our economy and fixing our broken political system.

Introductory Remarks: Don Hinkle-Brown, President and CEO, The Reinvestment Fund
Moderator: Diana Lind, Executive Director and Editor in Chief, Next City

Panelists:

  • Honorable Michael Nutter, Mayor, City of Philadelphia
  • Jennifer Bradley and Bruce Katz, Co-authors, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy
  • Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics

This event is hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Next City, and The Reinvestment Fund and is made possible with support from the Brookings Institution.

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