On the “Rethinking the City of Tomorrow” panel in the 360 Big Top
VP and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution
- Published "Why Cities Alone Can't Solve the New Urban Crisis" in The Atlantic's CityLab (2017)
- Co-authored The Making of Global Cities, which shares stories from over a dozen cities on local efforts to increase global engagement (2016)
- Published "A Blueprint for More Inclusive Growth" in the Harvard Business Review (2016)
- Lead editor, Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita (2011)
21st century city whiz
An expert on metropolitan areas, Amy Liu is committed to helping city leaders make their cities more prosperous and inclusive. Liu combines empirical analysis with on-the-ground research to identify local challenges and design strategies to address them. She recently authored Remaking Economic Development: The Markets and Civics of Continuous Growth and Prosperity to explain why city leaders should abandon inefficient strategies to promote economic growth and articulate how they can embrace a broader vision that connects more people to opportunity. And she’s in a position to know, having worked variously with city leaders in Chicago, Kansas City, Phoenix and New Orleans, to name just a few.