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Desert News Opinion by Jay Evensen · February 23
Are cities grabbing power from Washington?
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Can local leaders solve issues better than politicians and bureaucrats in Washington? I’m not in the habit of posing silly questions, but I’ll bet many of you snickered at that last sentence. Utahns, residents of a unique Western state thousands of miles from Washington, are used to having national leaders dictate tone-deaf solutions to their problems.

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The Weekly Standard by Gracy Olmstead · February 12
When Localism Works
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Many of America’s cities are struggling. Once-strong communities have experienced post-industrial collapse, rampant unemployment, and brain drain. Crumbling infrastructure, the opioid crisis, and a host of lesser pathologies have contributed to instability and frustration among citizens and leaders.

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Times Free Press by Pam Sohn · February 4
Sohn: Innovation thrives in ‘new localism’
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“New companies and new teams are being formed all the time here, as writers from The New York Times, Fortune Magazine, Wired, and many others have noticed,” Mayor Andy Berke wrote last week in “The Berke Bulletin,” a subscription mayoral email blast.

Radio
WUTC 88.1 · January 24
Panel Discussion with ‘The New Localism’ Author Bruce Katz & Mayor Berke in Chattanooga 1/29
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Co-authors Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak join us to discuss The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive In the Age of Populism. The book says power is shifting in the world, downward from national governments to cities and metropolitan communities, and gives examples of local government’s positive impact in several cities, including Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Philly.com by Sandra Shea · January 19
How cities are leading the way to solving problems | Q&A
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For four decades now cities in the United States have been inventing new institutions and collaborations to get things done, reacting to a sense of crisis and the inadequacy of existing capacities. Philadelphia’s Center City District is a great example.

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Doug Fabrizio · January 10
Radio West
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Urban expert Bruce Katz has noticed a change in how our world is structured. National states and governments no longer hold the central power to fix our modern world. Cities and metropolitan regions, he says, are now in charge of their own futures.

 

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Kera · January 9
Why Your City Can Solve The World’s Problems
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As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, cities – not nations – are seeing their power grow. That’s according to Bruce Katz, a global urbanization expert at the Brookings Institution. He joins us to talk about how cities can tackle everything from economic disparity to environmental sustainability, which he and co-author Jeremy Nowak write about in “The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism” (Brookings).