As part of its commitment to public outreach the Metropolitan Center presents the "MetroForum". The gathering provides high neutral ground for discussions on public policy. Open to the public, they are designed to bring together academics, elected officials, business and community leaders around issues of critical concern to South Florida.

Invited speakers represent authorities in their fields. Topics have included elections analysis, legislative analysis, poverty, housing, urban redevelopment, homeowner's insurance, hurricane risk and mitigation, municipal management, economic development infill, the funding of sports stadiums, public health, and governmental reform.

Our most recent MetroForum "State of the South Florida Economy: South Florida's Next 20 Years" was on May 11, 2018 and covered topics including economic opportunity and wage dynamics, the economy and affordable housing, and post-Irma hurricane resilience. For more information, please click here.

As part as our outreach efforts, we also organize trainings such as Local Economic Development Tools and Techniques.

Our most recent webinar "Addressing Coastal Vulnerabilities and Mitigating Losses" went live on July 19, 2016. To view the webinar, please click here.

For a list of previous topics, please click here.