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      September 19, 2013

      Thursday   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

      110 The Embarcadero
      San Francisco, California 94105

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      Metro Revolution

      Ed Lee, Mayor, San Francisco
      Bruce Katz, Vice President, Brookings Institution; Co-author, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy
      Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One - Moderator

      In the wake of the great recession, Americans are starting to embrace new growth patterns and an economic vision for the future, where sustainability supersedes consumption. More people are moving to metropolitan areas, sacrificing backyard space for more public transportation options – it’s becoming clear we’re not in the suburban era of past generations. Urban areas have traditionally relied on the federal government to fund development, but with no foreseeable end to the political gridlock in Washington, cities around the country are starting to take matters into their own hands. Can metropolitan areas take the lead in solving the country's most pressing social and economic problems while also building a stronger society? In the Bay Area, Hunter’s Point and Treasure Island could present models for developing cities that create healthy, innovative and resilient communities in the age of severe weather that will put new stress on urban populations. Will they live up to the promise?

      Join us for a conversation with an urban development expert, a nonprofit public policy researcher and the mayor of San Francisco about how cities and metropolitan areas can impact the nation’s political and economic future.

      New York Times columnist Tom Friedman highlights Katz's book in his Sunday article, "I Want to Be Mayor."

      Location: SF Club Office
      Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing
      Cost: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
      Also know: Image courtesy of Transparent House, Inc. 



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