The Importance of Information to Urban Markets

Pari Sabety and
Pari Sabety Director,<br>Urban Markets Initiave,<br>Metropolitan Policy Program,<br>The Brookings Institution
Virginia Carlson
Virginia Carlson Associate Professor

July 15, 2004

This presentation by Pari Sabety and Virginia Carlson outlines the importance of information to urban markets, the concept of an information cycle, and Brookings Urban Markets Initiative’s approach to fostering healthier urban communities. The initiative will create an intellectual framework for the importance of information to urban markets, seed pilot projects that demonstrate how interventions in the information cycle can facilitate urban investment, and help make federal data more transparent and accessible.