Diagnosing Cities: Lessons from America

Bruce Katz
Bruce Katz Founding Director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab - Drexel University

February 1, 2005

In this presentation at the Delivering Sustainable Communities Summit in Manchester, U.K., Bruce Katz presents how American cities are undergoing profound, but uneven, demographic and market changes. As a consequence, U.S. cities are commissioning or conducting “urban diagnostics” to give them a clear understanding of their assets and liabilities. U.S. cities are then using these diagnostics to develop competitive agendas that are tailored to their realities.