University of Michigan Gateway Ford School

Lessons from Katrina for Urban and Social Welfare Policy

Bruce Katz, Director, Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program

Monday, October 10, 2005, 8 p.m., 2104 Art and Architecture Building

Presented by the
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Urban and Regional Planning Program
and the
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)

Bruce Katz is one of the most prominent commentators on cities and urban policy in America. A former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, he heads The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and its varied research agenda on the challenges facing America’s metropolitan regions. Katz has been in the trenches of urban policy making in the executive and legislative branches of government, and his informed commentaries are frequently featured on op-ed pages across the country. He is the editor of Reflections on Regionalism (Brookings 2000) and a graduate of Yale Law School.

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