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The New Localism

How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism

Pittsburgh skyline at night, shown as a case study in The New Localism

In their new book, The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism, co-authors Jeremy Nowak (a Lindy Institute Distinguished Fellow) and Bruce Katz (Brookings’ inaugural Centennial Scholar) describe how power is shifting in the world from national governments and states to cities and metropolitan communities.  The New Localism provides a roadmap for change that starts in the communities where most people live and work.

In January 2018, The Philadelphia Inquirer and published a package of articles on The New Localism and how Philadelphians can take control of our destiny and create a better designed and more equitable city. Please see the following articles:

You can also view Katz and Nowak’s conversation with Lindy Institute Executive Director Harris Steinberg on The New Localism at the inaugural Drexel Dialogues in November 2017: