We believe every community can be prosperous, just, and resilient – no matter its starting point.
As Brookings Metro commemorates its 25th anniversary, we are focused on the future. We see a nation in which a diverse mix of local leaders build a more prosperous, just, and resilient future, both within their own communities and together as a network. Brookings Metro will help these leaders do their jobs and inspire nationally significant change.
Read more about Brookings Metro, our history of impact, and our commitment to partner with local leaders over the next 25 years.
In 1899, W.E.B. Du Bois published “The Philadelphia Negro,” a first-of-its-kind sociological case study of a Black community, combining urban ethnography, social history, and descriptive statistics. Its novel use of data to identify racial inequity undoubtedly influenced Du Bois’ vision for the NAACP, which he would go on to help found, as an organization that […]
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) August jobs report showed a labor market that, while not as hot as earlier in the year, is still showing significant growth. But despite that growth, there remains serious variation in the economic health of different racial and ethnic groups. Namely, August’s unemployment rate for Native Americans was 4.9%—which, […]
View the interactive dashboard below which scores the level of detail in the decarbonization plans of 50 cities. The growing threats from climate change leave the global population no choice: We must decarbonize human activity as soon as possible. That includes changing how we build, travel, generate power, and more to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) […]
Informing local and state recovery strategies in ways that link near-term resilience to longer-term economic transformation, racial equity, and economic inclusion.
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