By Bruce Katz. By relocating graduate programs and research institutions into the core of cities, universities and colleges can spur metropolitan growth, says Bruce Katz, a vice president at the Brookings Institution and co-director of the Metropolitan Policy Program.
Over the past decade, businesses and research institutions that produce new discoveries and bring new products to market have, increasingly, moved into urban areas. This new geography of innovation, as I and my colleagues at the Brookings Institution call it, is coinciding with and benefitting from young workers shifting their residential preferences and revaluing city life. More...