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Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

April 23, 2018, 5:15 to 7 p.m. CST
Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center
130 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

While governments at the national level are encumbered by partisanship and budgetary challenges, cities have unleashed their dominance in driving innovation and growth on the world stage. This new concentration of power in urban centers, what experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak describe as the “new localism,” has the potential to solve many of the challenges facing modern societies. 

Join MPC and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs for a riveting discussion with Katz and Nowak about their new book, The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism.

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For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has made the Chicago region a better place to live and work by partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the area's toughest planning and development challenges. MPC works to solve today's urgent problems while consistently thinking ahead to prepare the region for the needs of tomorrow. Read more about our work »

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