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Brookings Year in Review: Forging a Metro-Federal Partnership

YEAR IN REVIEW: Converting Traction in 2008 to Action in 2009: Forging a Metro-Federal Partnership

Just over a year ago, the Metropolitan Policy Program launched its Blueprint for American Prosperity initiative, arguing that 21st century prosperity requires a new federal partnership to leverage the assets concentrated in America’s metropolitan areas.


Throughout this historic election year the Blueprint project made a strong case that 21st century prosperity requires a new federal partnership to leverage the assets concentrated in America’s metropolitan areas. Now, both public and private leaders are recognizing that the metro-concentrated drivers of prosperity must be the building blocks for the nation’s recovery.

Together with you—our partners, colleagues, and on the ground innovators—who helped inform the development of the Blueprint, the time has come to turn traction into action by transforming the metropolitan framework into a vision for governing.

Though the Blueprint partnership to date has made substantial inroads, we will continue to need your support in our efforts to empower local and regional leaders to bolster the nation’s long-term prosperity.

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About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.



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