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

The Most Transformative Project in America

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab Director on an urban renewal project that could change Dayton—and set an example for cities everywhere. He talks with Mayor Nan Whaley at next week’s Ideas We Should Steal Festival.

By Bruce Katz

Who Pays and Who Gains?

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director rethinks the interplay between public investments and private wealth in cities

By Bruce Katz

The New Street Fight

The Director of Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab on how Shift Capital might help make Kensington a model of the right type of private investment

By Bruce Katz

Too Big to Function?

Check cashers and dollar stores thrive in urban neighborhoods while local businesses struggle. The director of Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab points to a better way

By Bruce Katz

Who Will Lead the Change?

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director on how innovative Opportunity Zone leadership can bridge the divide between the haves and have-nots

By Bruce Katz

Welcome to the Age of Cities

The director of Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab on the ways that cities are doing the work to lift up communities and create opportunities for all

By Bruce Katz

The University And The City

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director on how universities can and should be a moral leader in building equitable, inclusive, successful cities

By Bruce Katz