U.S. companies invest generously in education. Collectively, major corporations donate nearly a half billion dollars to help promote education in developing countries. Despite the generous effort, studies show that corporate donations all too frequently fail to reach the populations for whom they’re intended. Fellow Justin van Fleet says if corporate philanthropy is going to work, companies need to analyze how and where their efforts fall short.
Bruce Katz, of the Brookings Institution, said [land mapping] is not just about "real estate," but about access "to a talent pool." "Automobiles are essentially computers on wheels," said Katz, who focuses on the challenges and opportunities of global urbanization. "The broader Detroit area is one of the greatest hubs of technological innovation around manufacturing."