U.S. metropolitan areas are now home to 83 percent of American citizens, serving as incubators of innovation and entrepreneurship that can help generate quality jobs and spur sustainable economic growth. Brookings experts examine the role of U.S. metro areas in driving the U.S. economy and how best to create a platform for U.S. cities and metropolitan areas to boost American competitiveness in the global marketplace.
July 28, 2014, Rachel Barker and Amy Liu
June 17, 2014, Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley
February 28, 2014, Fred Dews
U.S. States and Territories
U.S. Economic Performance
How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy
2013, Jennifer Bradley and Bruce Katz
2012, Nancy Pindus, Margaret Weir, Howard Wial and Hal Wolman, eds.
Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita
2011, Allison Plyer, Amy Liu, Richard M. Mizelle Jr. and Roland V. Anglin, eds.
Toward Efficient Urban Transportation
1998, Chad Shirley and Clifford Winston
1994, Anthony Downs
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It’s the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, yet suburbia is home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country.
Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube offer anti-poverty strategies that work region-wide.
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