Jeremy Nowak, a distinguished visiting fellow at Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, and Bruce Katz, the Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, have co-authored a new book titled, “The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism.”

The book details the power shift from the nation-state to cities and large metro regions, and how the public-private partnerships are working together to bring about change. It tells how cities like Philadelphia are at the vanguard of problem solving, and Drexel is helping to catalyze that work. The book is highly recommended reading. A Q&A in The Inquirer offers some good background.

Harris Steinberg, executive director of the Lindy Institute for Urban innovation, highlighted some innovative strategies taking place in cities around the world and how Drexel is preparing the next generation of urban strategists in a separate piece in The Inquirer.