The Economic Gift That Keeps On Giving

In a speech last week, Drexel’s Metro Finance head laid out ways that cities across the globe can use the post-pandemic “New Disorder” to make innovative, sustainable and much-needed progress

By Bruce Katz

The Choices We Make

Why we must spend the trillions of dollars in new federal funding to cities to innovate, create equitable economies and save our republic

By Bruce Katz

America’s Delivery Crisis

The federal government has done its part, authorizing billions of dollars for infrastructure and other programs. Now, Drexel’s Metro Finance head says, it’s up to cities to use it well. Are you paying attention, Philly?

By Bruce Katz

How Cities Can Fight Climate Change

Drexel’s Metro Finance director talks to Iina Oilinki, the head of Helsinki’s ambitious effort to curb its polluting emissions, about how business and government can work together to save the environment

By Bruce Katz

The Virus and the City: Big Ideas for Small Business

Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab director is out with a Marshall Plan-like report for saving small businesses and investing in equity for Black and Brown entrepreneurs

By Bruce Katz

The Virus and the City: “Small Businesses Are The Engines of Inclusive Growth”

Drexel’s Metro Finance director talks with Charisse Conanan Johnson, of small business advisory firm and B Corp Next Street, about what companies need for post-Covid success

By Bruce Katz

The Virus and the City: The Answer is Local

Multiple crises have revealed the need and the power of cities to respond to this moment. Drexel’s Metro Finance director on how a “New Localism” can jumpstart a better rebirth than before Covid-19.

By Bruce Katz

The Year of Transformative Change

Could the right investments in 2020 bring wealth to city neighborhoods that most need it? As Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director notes, it’s already happening all across the country.

By Bruce Katz