This Land Is Our Land: A Call to Arms for State and Federal Policy Reform

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

March 9, 2005

With the United States poised for a remarkable amount of growth over the next 30 years, it is paramount that the states and federal government reevaluate and reform policies that have contributed to the “exit ramp economy” of the past 50 years. In this speech before the Funders Network for Smart Growth, Bruce Katz examines the policy innovations, and political coalitions, necessary for cities and metropolitan areas to take advantage of national trends—demographic, economic, and social—that bode well for density and urbanity.