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What:              “The Metropolitan Revolution” Breakfast

Who:               Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, Brookings Institution

When:             Thursday, July 18, 8:00 a.m.

Where:            The University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe


Metropolitan Revolution – And the Future of Chicago

Mayor Emanuel and Renowned Urbanist Bruce Katz map the future of Chicago and the Nation


(CHICAGO, IL) – Terming it the “metropolitan revolution,” in his latest book of the same name, Bruce Katz, vice president and director of the Brooking Institution Metropolitan Planning Program, asserts that it is in the nation’s cities, not the federal government, where the innovative solutions to America’s challenges will be forged and the rebuilding of robust economy will occur.

What this means for Chicago will be the subject on Thursday morning, when Katz and his co-author Jennifer Bradley will be joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel at a breakfast discussion for the city’s civic, business and community leadership.

“Power and leadership are shifting downwards, away from national government, and even state capitols, cities and metropolitan areas,” says Katz. Our cities and metros are already the engines of our economy, the centers of trade and investment and now they are the vanguard of national progress and prosperity.”


“Our book, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy  published this June by Brookings Institution Press tells the stories of metropolitan leaders who are stepping up and doing the hard work to grow more jobs and make their communities more prosperous,” Katz continued. “More than a recitation of what’s past, it is a call to action to ensure our future.”


For further information or to obtain copies of the book contact:

Rachel Harvey, 202-797-6073, rharvey@brookings.edu

Allison Courtin, 202-238-3556, acourtin@brookings.edu

Lindsey Lerner, 312-822-0505, lslerner@mkcpr.com