Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program
Grants to Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program
2012 (Duration 4 years)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a time when the country's top 100 metropolitan areas are home to nearly 65 percent of the population and generate 75 percent of the gross domestic product, the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program is focusing on how these areas create innovative policies, practices and institutions that will build the next economy in more resilient and equitable ways. This grant supports the Metropolitan Policy Program's continuing leadership role in defining and advancing an agenda to create more productive, sustainable and inclusive metropolitan areas, providing decision-makers with cutting-edge research and policy ideas for improving the health and prosperity of cities and metropolitan areas.
2012 (Duration 2 years)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program will use this grant to explore the potential of the referendum process and related ballot measures to fund economy-shaping strategies to create jobs and increase state and regional competitiveness in times of extreme fiscal stress - strategies such as, for example, transformative infrastructure projects (capitalizing infrastructure or green banks, or financing multimodal freight improvements); advanced research and development in high-growth sectors, and expanding university research capacity; commercializing innovation via incubators and advanced manufacturing centers; redeveloping brownfields by creating manufacturing or urban innovation districts; and local government authority to create financing mechanisms for targeted economic development activities.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program $2,500,000 between 2010 and 2013.