Bruce Katz

"The New Localism" — Bruce Katz, co-founder of New Localism Advisors, will reveal where the real power to create change lies and how it can be used to address our most serious social, economic and environmental challenges.

Power is shifting in the world: downward from national governments and states to cities and metropolitan communities, where policy is less partisan and more pragmatic. This new locus of power — this new localism — is emerging by necessity to solve the grand challenges characteristic of modern societies: economic competitiveness, social inclusion and opportunity; a renewed public life; the challenge of diversity; and the imperative of environmental sustainability.

With a focus on Houston, Bruce Katz will share how the new localism can drive policy and create solutions through innovation, public-private partnerships and inclusion.

Seats will be available on a first come basis. The program will start promptly at 7 pm.

About Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz is the co-founder of New Localism Advisors and was the Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, where he focused on the challenges and opportunities of global urbanization. He was vice president and co-director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, which he founded in 1996. He co-authored "The Metropolitan Revolution" (Brookings, 2013) and "The New Localism" (Brookings, 2018).

CenterPoint Energy is the title sponsor of the Kinder Institute Forum series. This program is eligible for 1.5 CM credits from the American Planning Association.