Recently Purchased: The Metropolitan Revolution

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I have been intrigued by the science of cities as proposed by Geoffrey West and Luis Bettencourt of the Santa Fe Institute. I have begun to read books such as  Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser, Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities and The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City by Alan Ehrenhalt.

I have recently purchased The Metropolitan Revolution by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, which looks to be an interesting book about how cities are breaking political barriers and diversifying their economies. The book focuses on success stories in such places as Portland, Oregon and even in Detroit. Mr. Katz and Ms. Bradley are both associated with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. I have moved this book up my pile and will let you know some of my thoughts on this book.

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