Category Archives: Global Metro Summit

Global Metro Summit – Chicago, December 2010

Sustainable Cities are Economic Engines

18 February 2011

“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 Population Explosion

14 January 2011

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.

Global Metros Beating the Recession

13 January 2011

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.

Top Democratic Mayors: We Support Obama’s Tax Deal

20 December 2010

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.