Founding Director, Center for Urban Innovation, Aspen Institute
Jennifer Bradley is the founding director of the Aspen Institute’s Center for Urban Innovation and the co-author, with Bruce Katz, of “The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy.” At the Center for Urban Innovation, Ms. Bradley has led projects on how local-level regulations can help or hinder innovation and economic inclusion; the ways in which cities can prepare for the advent of autonomous vehicles; how inclusive innovation happens in businesses, philanthropies, local governments and nonprofits; and the challenges that women and people of color have in accessing capital.
Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Ms. Bradley was a fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, where she worked on the role of metropolitan areas in the nation’s economy and politics. A former attorney, she has co-written U.S. Supreme Court amicus briefs in cases that affirmed the constitutional powers of local governments and secured greater environmental protections. Ms. Bradley has a J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center; an MPhil from Oxford University, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship; and a B.A. from the University of Texas.
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