The Metropolitan Revolution

The Metropolitan Revolution

A new book says cities and metropolitan areas are taking the lead in rebuilding the economy and even forging their own global trade agreements. Kojo explores the role of cities, mayors and metro areas in the 21st century.

A mayor without a passport isn't doing his job, according to the author of a new book that claims mayors and cities are driving economic recovery around the country and the world. With gridlock in Congress and residents looking for work, cities are supporting innovation and job creation and even forging their own trade agreements with international counterparts. Kojo explores the role of cities and metro areas in the 21st century economy.

Guests

Bruce Katz

Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program; Co-author, "The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy" (Brookings, 2013)

Sommer Mathis

Editor, The Atlantic Cities

Anthony Williams

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Federal City Council; Former Mayor, District of Columbia (1999- 2007)

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