The Road to Global Sustainability Runs Through Cities

Drexel’s Metro Finance director was a keynote speaker at the first ever meeting of G7 urban leaders. Here, his calls to action for creating livable, growing, global cities

By Bruce Katz

Infrastructure Alone Does Not A City Make

Federal funding is pushing cities to launch projects that will transform their physical environments. But, Drexel’s Metro Finance director cautions, more is needed to truly build vibrant and vital neighborhoods

By Bruce Katz

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