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Metro Revolution

The Commonwealth Club

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

Metro Revolution

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Ended $20.00 $1.49
General Admission: Member Ended $12.00 $0.00
Student Ended $7.00 $1.17

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Ed Lee, Mayor, San Francisco
Bruce Katz, Vice President, Brookings Institution; Co-author, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One - Moderator

In the wake of the great recession, Americans are starting to embrace new growth patterns and an economic vision for the future, where sustainability supersedes consumption. More people are moving to metropolitan areas, sacrificing backyard space for more public transportation options – it’s becoming clear we’re not in the suburban era of past generations. Urban areas have traditionally relied on the federal government to fund development, but with no foreseeable end to the political gridlock in Washington, cities around the country are starting to take matters into their own hands. Can metropolitan areas take the lead in solving the country's most pressing social and economic problems while also building a stronger society? In the Bay Area, Hunter’s Point and Treasure Island could present models for developing cities that create healthy, innovative and resilient communities in the age of severe weather that will put new stress on urban populations. Will they live up to the promise?

Join us for a conversation with an urban development expert, a nonprofit public policy researcher and the mayor of San Francisco about how cities and metropolitan areas can impact the nation’s political and economic future.

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman highlights Katz's book in his Sunday article, "I Want to Be Mayor."

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
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Climate One at the Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)


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