Brooks Rainwater is a Senior Executive of the National League of Cities and the Director of the Center for City Solutions. Brooks leads the organization’s research agenda, and oversees technical assistance efforts and leadership education. He leads a team of thirty experts across the field of urban policy, and regularly advises cities both in the United States and globally on critical issues.  

Throughout his career, Brooks has published reports and articles on innovative solutions that lead to vibrant and successful cities. His primary research interests are on the digital economy, mobility innovation, the future of work and the impact of state preemption on local authority. Brooks’ thoughts have been read, heard and seen on NBC’s TODAY Show, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR, BBC and the New York Times. He also contributes writing to Fast Company, Bloomberg’s CityLab, TechCrunch, US News and Fortune.