Tim Farley (l) and Bruce Katz on "POTUS Politics," on Sirius XM, discussing the metropolitan revolution in America. October 23, 2014.

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Bruce Katz on Sirius XM: The U.S. Is the Most Metropolitan of Nations

October 24, 2014, Fred Dews

The United States is “the most metropolitan of nations,” says Bruce Katz, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program in a new podcast on Sirius XM’s “POTUS Politics” show. Noting that all U.S. cities and suburbs together comprise 84 percent of our population and 91 percent of our GDP—and the top 100 metros cover only an eighth of the landmass—Katz observes that “everything that matters—talented workers, modern infrastructure, an innovative ecosystem” are found in these areas, and because people are concentrating in metro areas, the U.S. “is more productive, more competitive, [and] more prosperous.” Listen to the full program here.

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