“Our major metros already generate more than three-quarters of our gross domestic product…the next economy will be largely metropolitan, in form and function,” said Bruce Katz, visiting professor of social policy at LSE, a vice president at the Brookings Institution and founding director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, at LSE Cities’ and Brooking’s Global Metro Summit in Chicago, Dec 2010. Read more.
The Architectural Review considers the case study on Barcelona at LSE Cities and Brookings’ Global Metro Summit. “The city has transformed its fortunes from isolation under Franco, endowed itself with impressive economic weapons, visionary Mayors, a powerful municipality and a collaborative ethos shared by institutions and firms.” Read more.
The Guardian reports on the world’s growing population and includes research from LSE Cities and Brookings’ Global Metro Monitor showing that “Istanbul, with income growth of 5.5% and employment growth of 7.3% over the last year, is currently the world’s “best-performing” city”. Read more.
Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities, and Brookings’ Alan Berube discuss why cities like Istanbul and Lima rode the recession to financial reward while many cities in the United States still struggled to stay afloat on the Metro Matters Podcast by Next American City. Listen to the podcast here.
Mayor Chiamparino of Turin discusses the city and the Global Metro Summit in Chicago in December 2010, announcing that “Torino tornerà magica come per le Olimpiadi”. Read more (Italian).
“A recent study by the Washington-based Brookings Institution, in a joint investigation with the LSE Cities project, judged that Istanbul had beaten Beijing and Shanghai to claim the title of 2010’s most dynamic city,” writes the Guardian.
The Atlantic reports that three of American’s “premier Democratic mayors — Richard Daley of Chicago, Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, and Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles — all announced their support for President Obama’s tax cut compromise” at the Global Metro Summit. Read more.
The importance of the Global Metro Summit “was as a primer on modern cities, a cautionary note about how we’re losing our standing and mojo”, writes James Warren in the New York Times, finding that “Growth must come from within”. Read more.
The Globe and Mail analyses the Global MetroMonitor, finding that Montreal is “The only Canadian city in the top 30 and one of just four Western centres to demonstrate a dramatic rebound, Montreal climbed from a pre-recession ranking of 74.” Read more.
Coverage of the Global Metro Summit in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Read more (German).