This week, John sits down with author and urbanist Bruce Katz to discuss how struggling cities are using Opportunity Zones to bring new energy, collaboration, and capital to local revitalization initiatives. They also discuss how Covid-19 could affect the future of cities, and why Bruce worries that the federal response won’t be enough to save small businesses teetering on the brink of failure.

Bruce Katz is the Co-Founder of New Localism Advisors, a firm that helps cities design, finance and deliver transformative initiatives that promote inclusive and sustainable growth. Katz is the author of two books focused on the rise of cities and city networks as the world’s leading problem solvers. Katz was previously the inaugural Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution from January 2016 to March 2018, where he focused on the challenges and opportunities of global urbanization. Prior to assuming this role, he was a vice president at the Brookings Institution and the founding Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.

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