Urban Affairs

How Nonprofit Organizations Make Their Communities Safer

In 2016, the FBI reported a 4.1 percent increase in violent crime from the previous year. With more than 1.2...

How Public Bus Routes Can Deconcentrate Poverty and Promote Equity

Initiatives that aim to address geographically concentrated poverty often focus on providing affordable housing. While such housing projects may increase...

Reducing Racial Disparities in the US by Increasing Contraception Coverage

On October 6, the Trump Administration rolled back the federal requirement that all employers must include birth control coverage in...

The Affordable Housing Gap Leaves Low-Income Renters without Options

The Urban Institute recently released a report highlighting a significant gap in the amount of affordable housing available, and the...

Breaking the Cycle of Inner City Violence with PTSD Care

As many cities across the country actively seek solutions to stem violence, researchers from Emory University, New York University, and...

Have Home, Won’t Travel: How Housing Values Impact Labor Mobility

The terms “economic mobility” and “social mobility” are used figuratively to describe ascending the wealth ladder, usually by accruing income....

Evaluating the Impact of Minimum Wage Increases on Child Neglect

During the most recent presidential election, the issue of raising the federal minimum wage was intensely debated. Political debates about...

Housing Relocation in Developing Countries: Opportunity or Isolation?

Over the course of the last two decades, there has been a significant trend toward urbanization worldwide as the promise...

Capturing the Economic Toll of Urban Gun Violence

Every time a trigger is pulled in Minneapolis, the creation of 80 potential jobs is blocked. While the traumatizing effects...

Analyzing Racial Bias in Selecting Students for Gifted Classes

Gifted programs in U.S. schools help many students find the sort of academic success that opens the door to opportunities...

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