Bruce Katz: Better Economic Structure Will Save the City
By Jason Kambitsis
Bruce Katz sees the future of our cities a little differently than his fellow urbanists.
Katz, the founding director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, believes optimizing economic structure, not urban form, is the key to revitalizing depressed cities and strengthening thriving ones. It’s a departure from the thinking of many colleagues, who believe revitalization based on pretty buildings and the service sector will attract business....
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