Amy Liu

Amy Liu is a vice president and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of its Metropolitan Policy Program.

Cities Have Their Limits

Urging urban leaders to go it alone celebrates a deep dysfunction in federalism—and normalizes a self-destructive shift in politics.

How Cities Can Strike a Win-Win Deal for Amazon HQ2

City leaders do a shocking disservice to their citizens and their city if they give Amazon a free ride by offering incentives packages that solely reduce the firm’s costs. There are things they can and should do to advocate for their constituents’ interests.

Three Keys to Inclusive Growth

To create economic opportunities, cities must confront their past—and look to the future.

Cities Can't Fix the New Urban Crisis

Not on their own, at least. To address the ever-more-complex problems afflicting cities, we’ll need a regional approach.