Climate Action Summit

Bruce Katz

Co-founder, New Localism Advisors

Bruce Katz is the co-founder of New Localism Advisors. The firm aims to help cities design, finance and deliver transformative initiatives that promote inclusive and sustainable growth.

Mr. Katz was the Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution from January 2016 to March 2018, where he focused on the challenges and opportunities of global urbanization. He assumed this role after 20 years at Brookings, where he founded the Metropolitan Policy Program.

Before joining Brookings, Mr. Katz served as chief of staff to U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros and was the senior counsel and then staff director for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Affairs.

Mr. Katz is the co-author of “The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism” and “The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy.” He is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School.

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