Bruce Katz and Panel of City Leaders to Close the Congress of Cities

November 4, 2013

By Emily Pickren

The Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash. is fast approaching, and in addition to innovative conference workshop sessions and new networking events, the opening and closing general sessions are shaping up to be thought-provoking affairs.

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, join Bruce Katz, Vice President of the Brookings Institution and co-author of The Metropolitan Revolution at the closing general session and luncheon as he presents his findings on how cities across the nation are innovating and problem-solving on a whole new level to address the most important challenges in America.

A panel of city leaders from across the country will join the conversation and share their own experiences and unique solutions in what will prove to be a provocative, informative and engaging session.

With over 80 percent of America’s population living in urbanized areas, the time is now to plan for the future of the resurgent city. This is what the Congress of Cities is all about -- helping cities to meet local demands and to excel over the long-term despite budget constraints or other setbacks.

Cities finding ways to lead is an everyday reality for city leaders. It is becoming increasingly clear that despite, or perhaps because of federal gridlock, city-led innovation is paving the way for continued prosperity in our nation. City leaders are the ones reshaping our economy and forging a bipartisan path forward. That’s why Cities Lead is the theme for this year’s conference.

Join colleagues old and new at the Congress of Cities’ closing general session and luncheon to learn more about what municipal experts and city leaders are doing to make their communities better places to live, now and in the future.