Policy experts to discuss ‘next economy’ for region

Policy experts from the Brookings Institution and Chicago will discuss regional, metropolitan and city governance in a public forum at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

UIC presents “Washington, In or Out? Regional Governance and Development from Below,” a panel discussion on a new book by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley of the Brookings Institution. The book isĀ titledĀ “The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy.”

Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz, director of the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.(Click on image for larger size.)

Oct. 17
4-7 p.m.

Illinois Room
UIC Student Center East
750 S. Halsted St.

Panelists will be:

  • Bruce Katz, vice president and director, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. His new book is a distillation of his work on the metropolitan-led “next economy” and its practitioners working to produce jobs driven by innovation, exports, and sustainability.
  • Toni Preckwinkle, president, Cook County Board. Preckwinkle was alderman of Chicago’s 4th Ward for 19 years and is a former Chicago high school teacher. She sponsored the living wage and affordable housing ordinances and voted against parking meter privatization.
  • MarySue Barrett, president, Metropolitan Planning Council. Barrett serves on the steering committee of World Business Chicago’s Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs and the advisory boards of Metropolis Strategies and the Chicago Infrastructure Trust.
  • Michael Mullen, Illinois chair, Tri-State Alliance for Regional Development. Mullen is a cofounder of Centerpoint Properties. He serves on the boards of the Rouse Corporation, the Illinois Export Advisory Council, and the NAIOP Research Foundation.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Michael A. Pagano, dean of the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and professor of public administration. Pagano has authored four books and more than 80 articles on urban finance, capital budgeting, federalism, infrastructure, and fiscal policy.

This event is part of the UIC Chancellor’s Lecture and Event Series. Admission is free. For information, please call 312-413-3354.

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