Senator John Heinz

RELATED NEWS

  • Leila Janah, Samasource and SamaUSA are profiled by BBC News go >>
  • Jonathan Foley is interviewed for Marketplace on NPR go >>
  • Jonathan Foley's Five Point Plan to Feed the World is the cover article for National Geographic go >>
  • James Balog awarded Duke University LEAF Award for fine arts contributions in the environment go >>
  • John Luther Adams is the 2014 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music go >>
  • Richard Jackson pens article on healthy communities for the Idaho Statesman go >>
  • Mario Molina receives the Knight medal of the French Legion of Honor go >>
  • Dan Simpson, columnist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, writes Op-Ed on this year's Heinz Awards go >>
  • Salman Khan is named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship go >>
  • Peter Matthiessen, renowned writer and naturalist, and 6th Heinz Award recipient for Arts and Humanities, dies at 86 go >>
  • Peter Matthiessen's extraordinary life is profiled in The New York Times Magazine go >>
  • Hugh Herr gives his 2014 TED talk including a dance finale by a survivor who lost her lower leg in the Boston Marathon bombing go >>
  • Ann Hamilton commisioned to create large-scale public art installation for Seattle’s new waterfront reconstruction project go >>
  • Leila Janah's SamaUSA is profiled at NationSwell.com go >>
  • Paul Famer interviewed by Ray Chambers at The Huffington Post about ending tuberculosis go >>
  • Hugh Herr and his lab help Boston Marathon victim to dance again at TED go >>
  • The new documentary about Cary Fowler's work, Seeds of Time, is profiled at Grist.org go >>
  • Mario Molina and other AAAS scientists sound the alarm on climate change go >>
  • William Thomas is interviewed by Next Avenue on his new book on aging: Second Wind go >>
  • Abraham Verghese interviewed by the El Paso's News Paper Tree go >>
  • Leila Janah profiled in the March issue of Chronicle of Philanthropy go >>
  • Jacques d'Amboise lends his expertise and teaching methods to ten educators from across the country go >>
  • Khan Academy to gain exclusive partnership with College Board to offer free test prep courses go >>
  • Seeds of Time, a documentary that follows Cary Fowler as he works to stock the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, debuts at SXSW go >>
  • Jonathan Foley and his work is profiled at MinnPost.com go >>
  • Millie Dresselhaus is one of two Heinz Awardees in 2014 class inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame go >>
  • Ashok Gadgil is one of two Heinz Awardees in 2014 class inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame go >>
  • Leroy Hood's Institute for Systems Biology to test P4 ideas with nine-month pilot study, the Hundred Person Wellness Project go >>
  • After 23 years Geoffrey Canada will step down as chief executive of the Harlem Children's Zone go >>
  • Al Gore reviews Elizabeth Kolbert's book, The Sixth Extinction, for The New York Times Sunday Book Review go >>
  • Janine Benyus talks with Tim Brown of IDEO as part of a new TED editorial series, â??Questions Worth Askingâ?? go >>
  • Paul Ehrlich to receive the 2014 Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Ecology and Conservation Biology from the BBVA Foundation go >>
  • Elizabeth Kolbert's newest book, The Sixth Extinction, is reviewed by The New York Times go >>
  • Mason Bates co-curates Chicago Symphony Orchestra's reimagined MusicNOW series go >>
  • Dee Boersma's work on Magellanic penguins is profiled on NPR go >>
  • Dee Boersma's 28 year study on the direct impact of climate change on Magellanic penguins is profiled in The New York Times go >>
  • The New York Times reviews "Jacques' Art Nest," a benefit performance for Jacques d'Amboise's National Dance Institute go >>
  • Christopher Field is the 2013 recipient of the 400,000 euro BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award in climate change go >>
  • Elizabeth Kolbert interviewed at newyorker.com on her writing on species extinction go >>
  • Freeman Hrabowski writes Op-Ed for The Baltimore Sun go >>
  • Hugh Herr's BiOM prosthetic and upcoming research is profiled in Boston magazine go >>
  • Robert Langer is one of six recipients of the 2013 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences go >>
  • Freeman Hrabowski is interviewed in The New York Times go >>
  • Millie Dresselhaus receives the 2013 Von Hippel Award from the Materials Research Society go >>
  • Richard Lugar receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom go >>
  • Hugh Herr is profiled in Men's Fitness magazine go >>
  • Paul Farmer and Melinda Gates are interviewed for Wired magazine go >>
  • Christopher Field to receive the 2013 Max Planck Research Prize go >>
  • Herbert Needleman's work to protect children from lead poisoning is profiled by Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner go >>
  • Aaron T. Beck receives the first ever Kennedy Community Mental Health Award go >>
  • Amory Lovins writes a piece on what the 1973 oil embargo can teach us today go >>
  • Jane Lubchenco co-authors piece calling on policymakers to plan for climate change go >>
  • Jane Lubchenco shares the 2013 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence go >>
  • George Hatsopoulos (with brother John) is profiled in The Boston Globe as an example of how age has little to do with entrepreneurship go >>
  • Marian Wright Edelman and Children's Defense Fund celebrate 40th anniversary go >>
  • Peter Matthiessen to put out a new novel, "In Paradise" go >>
  • Ruth Patrick, a pioneer in studying the health of freshwater rivers and streams, has died at the age of 105 go >>
  • Joseph Rogers to receive lifetime achievement award from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration go >>
  • Ralph Cavanagh writes OpEd piece for The New York Times on energy consumption go >>
  • Nancy Rabalais and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium profiled in The Scientist go >>
  • Karin Chenowith reflects on Freeman Hrabowski's early involvement in the civil rights movement go >>
  • James Goodby co-authors piece on recent agreement between North and South Korea go >>
  • Richard Jackson is elected to honorary membership in The American Institute of Architects go >>
  • Robert Moses featured on NPR's Morning Edition go >>
  • Terry Collins' TAML activators are one step closer to commercial use go >>
  • John Harbison’s "Gatsby" performed at Tanglewood in honor of his 75th birthday go >>
  • Hugh Herr is profiled in The Wall Street Journal's Weekend Interview go >>
  • Ralph Gomory writes On Manufacturing and Innovation for The Huffington Post go >>
  • Chris Field to share the Max Planck Research Prize for his research on climate change on ecosystems go >>
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra honors John Harbison with Mark M. Horblit "Merit Award" go >>
  • Jay Keasling's work on biofuels profiled on NPR's Morning Edition go >>
  • Ralph Gomory pens editorial in The Washington Post on the role of human nature in business go >>
  • Daniel Sperling receives the 2013 Blue Planet prize from the Asahi Glass Foundation go >>
  • Steve Wozniak interviewed in Ireland's Silicon Republic about innovation, the technology economy and Apple go >>
  • Leroy Hood guest blogs at The Wall Street Journal on what "Nonprofits Can Learn from Startups" go >>
  • Mary Good to head new center focused on data visualization at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock go >>
  • Janine Benyus to share the 2013 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development go >>
  • Mark di Suvero awarded gold medal for the arts by American Academy of Arts and Letters go >>
  • Mary Good and her career in chemistry is profiled in a short film by the Chemical Heritage Foundation go >>
  • Jay Keasling to receive 2013 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology go >>
  • Jay Keasling and his current work on artemisinin profiled in San Francisco Business Times go >>
  • Joint BioEnergy Institute, headed by Jay Keasling, to be renewed until 2018 go >>
  • The Nuclear Threat Initiative, with Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar, proposes new strategy to reduce conflict and to encourage security go >>
  • Robert Langer pens a piece for Project Syndicate on Going Against Conventional Wisdom go >>
  • Robert Langer is interviewed on NPR's Science Friday go >>
  • C. Everett Koop, former surgeon general, has died at age 96 go >>
  • Marian Wright Edelman to receive Harvard Graduate School of Education's Medal for Education Impact go >>
  • Susan Seacrest is profiled by the Lincoln Star Journal go >>
  • Jay Keasling's semi-synthetic anti-malarial artemisinin now being produced in bulk and ready for introduction go >>
  • Hugh Herr speaks on cutting edge bionics at the Digital-Life-Design Conference go >>

The Heinz Awards

2006

Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz receives the Heinz Award in Public Policy for re-imagining the function and value of cities and metropolitan areas and profoundly influencing their economic vitality, livability and sustainability.

An innovative leader in the field of progressive urban policy, Mr. Katz's vision and impassioned insights are helping reshape and revitalize many of our nation's cities. He is the founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, an initiative that over the past decade has helped cities grow in more inclusive and sustainable ways.


After graduating from Yale University Law School and serving as an associate at a Washington, D.C. law firm where he specialized in housing and urban development, Mr. Katz took a more active role in shaping public policy from inside government. He served as counsel and eventually staff director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Affairs and, later, as the chief of staff and senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Recognizing that there was an enormous void in the public policy arena concerning America's cities and their future, Mr. Katz went to the Brookings Institution in 1996 where he founded the Metropolitan Policy Program, formerly the Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy. In addition to providing research and policy analysis on issues related to the nation's urban core, the Metropolitan Policy Program builds partnerships with planners, economists, environmentalists, political scientists and demographers-all with the goal of improving the vitality and livability of America's cities.

From these alliances emerge teams of experts who analyze the latest market and demographic trends in a particular region using five key strategies: fixing the basics, building on competitive assets, creating healthy neighborhoods, investing in working families and promoting balanced metropolitan growth patterns. Policy recommendations are turned into practical solutions, focusing on green space revitalization, property tax reforms, transportation efficiency, earned income tax credits and job creation. Using this approach, the program has begun to transform the urban landscape in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maine and elsewhere throughout the nation.

Last year, the Metropolitan Policy Program released a study on the nation's "first suburbs," those areas that bloomed after World War II. Up next, Mr. Katz and his colleagues will present a "transformative agenda for U.S. cities," which will set forth how to put cities on a healthier course by reclaiming underused waterfront, channeling land use with transit and developing green infrastructure.

Working tirelessly in and out of government over the past 15 years, Bruce Katz has fostered new perspectives, created new collaborations and brought new life into America's cities. Through his effective leadership, metropolitan areas are re-emerging as vibrant centers of commerce, housing and culture.

Note: This profile is excerpted from the commemorative brochure published at the time of the awards' presentation.


UPDATES SINCE RECEIVING THE HEINZ AWARD

June 2010 - Bruce Katz has co-authored a new book, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy, which describes how our cities and metropolitan areas, and the networks of pragmatic leaders who govern them, are taking on the big issues that Washington won’t, or can’t, solve, and how this is reshaping our economy and fixing our broken political system. - Brookings Institute

Speech

11/14/2006 - Acceptance Speech

Good evening everyone. It's a real pleasure to be back in Pittsburgh and first and foremost thanks to Teresa for your generosity but more importantly for your leadership and vision in this country and in the world.

I've been joined on this special occasion by my mom. And 43 years ago my parents decided to purchase a home in Brooklyn, New York and decided to raise a family in the city and bucked the trend and didn't move to the suburbs. So they passed on to me a love of cities that was really passionate and infectious and completely influenced my intellectual interest and professional pursuits.

When I started my career 20 years ago, I think this love of cities was really more nostalgic than prescient. As America suburbanized, the attributes of cityness - density, and complexity and quality design - seemed to be relics of an earlier era and a different economy. And I think today dynamic forces in our country a demographic change and economic restructuring are really revaluing the assets of cities like Pittsburgh and are positioning cities and suburbs together as the engines of national prosperity.

A diverse population means we need greater choices where people live. An economy based on knowledge bestows new importance on institutions of knowledge like Carnegie Mellon most of which are located in cities. An innovative economy values the density of places, because that is how ideas are still shared person to person. A world undergoing global warming demands new sustainable approaches to human settlement.

I believe we can build a very different America than the one that took root in the aftermath of the Second World War, one that is competitive and prosperous, but also sustainable and inconclusive. Now great changes are going to be needed to accomplish that - in politics, in policy, and in practice. But I think in an American Urban Age is within our grasp if we only imagine and will it.

Thank you very much.
Bruce Katz
Bruce Katz