Dec 8

Past Event

Global Metro Summit 2010: Delivering the Next Economy



  • Delivering the Next Economy

    Bruce Katz: We must embrace a bold vision for U.S. metropolitan regions that encourages them to leverage their assets and transition to a new economic growth model.

    Bruce Katz

  • Education System is Broken

    Richard Daley, Mayor of Chicago: Our education system is antiquated and broken. We need to create a “learning environment,” where an entire community helps teach its children.

  • Extending Bush Tax Cuts Right Thing to Do

    Michael Nutter, Mayor, Philadelphia: Extending the Bush tax cuts was the right thing for President Obama to do in order to continue certain programs such as payments for unemployed workers.

  • California Pension Plans Must Be Changed

    Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor, Los Angeles, CA: California‘s pension plans are draining state coffers and are unsustainable. Workers need to accept that these benefit packages will have to be changed.

  • At the Dawn of New Industrial Revolution

    Josef Ackermann, Deutsche Bank: We are standing at the dawn of a new industrial revolution and we must ready our economies to meet the challenges and opportunities of this new age.

  • Need to Think About Urban Under Class

    Ronald Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University: As we think about how we’re going to plan for the future, we need to also think about the future of the urban under classes.

  • Obama Administration Encourages Bottom Up Approach

    Derek Douglas, White House Domestic Policy Council: The Obama administration encourages the “bottom up approach,” where state and local governments address issues in their own way.

  • European, Asian Growth Learned from U.S.

    Greg Clark, London School of Economics & Political Science: Much of the explosive growth many European and Asian countries are now experiencing is due to lessons they learned from decades of U.S. expansion.

  • Recipient of Global Metro Award

    Richard Daley, Mayor of Chicago: The Global Metro Award recognizes a career dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of Chicago.


In Chicago, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, in partnership with the London School of Economics, the Alfred Herrhausen Society, and TIME magazine, hosted Global Metro Summit 2010: Delivering the Next Economy, a program that unveiled a powerful vision for the post-recession economy that is export-oriented, low carbon, innovation-fueled, opportunity rich and ultimately led by metropolitan areas.

Watch Bruce Katz's presentation and video highlights from the event below:

Global Metro Summit Mayoral Panel
From left: TIME Magazine Managing Editor Richard Stengel, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, and Bruce Katz

Watch Daley, Nutter, and Villaraigosa discuss intelligent cities with TIME Magazine »

Event Materials:
Bruce Katz's Speech: Delivering the Next Economy » (PDF)

Keynote Address by Dr. Josef Ackermann, Deutsche Bank » (PDF)

Global MetroMonitor: The Path to Economic Recovery »

Metropolitan Business Planning Framing Paper » (PDF)

Global Lessons for U.S. Metropolitan Areas » (PDF)

Agenda » (PDF)

Speaker Biographies » (PDF)

Conference Guide » (PDF)



December 8, 2010

8:30 AM - 3:00 AM EST

University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC Forum


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