Research and commentary from Brookings Interim President Amy Liu
Beyond the headlines: 8 issues we’re tracking in 2023
Interim President Amy Liu highlights how Brookings scholars are tackling critical challenges in the year ahead.
Three priorities to keep Brookings at its best
Interim President Amy Liu outlines how she’s now working to help keep Brookings at its best, now and into the future.
Making local economies prosperous and resilient: The case for a modern Economic Development Administration
American competitiveness depends upon having strong, resilient local and regional economies that include rural places. Brookings Metro scholars make the case for a modernized, better resourced U.S. Economic Development Administration to be a key partner and catalyst.
More than ever, cities and metro areas matter for America’s future
Amy Liu says that more than ever, cities and metro areas matter for America’s future. They are at the forefront of demographic change, innovation, competitiveness, adaptation to climate change, and more.
Big cities aren’t dividing America. They hold the key to our collective future
Our journey toward a more perfect union cannot pit cities, suburbs, and rural areas against one another. But it will rely on large metro areas to invent America’s future, so that both they and our smaller communities can thrive.
The right way to rebuild cities for post-pandemic work
Four ways cities should rebuild to support a more equitable and robust economy for their workers and entrepreneurs.
From commitments to action: How CEOs can advance racial equity in their regional economies
A new report from Amy Liu and Reniya Dinkins provides CEOs a three-part framework to advance racial equity in their regional economies.
Rebuild better: A framework to support an equitable recovery from COVID-19
For many Americans—particularly people of color and those living in struggling post-industrial regions—the “normal” that preceded the pandemic wasn’t cutting it. This essay outlines a vision for rebuilding the country.
The best way to rejuvenate rural America? Invest in cities
America’s big cities are ascendant, while smaller and rural places struggle to keep up. Amy Liu and Nathan Arnosti outline a solution for policymakers in the New York Times.