Urban Affairs

Rising from the Ashes: Economic Transformation in Rust Belt Cities

Recent research reveals that some urban rust belt cities adapted to the changing economic environment to become stable performers in their region.

Growing Partnerships: Public Gardens Are Helping Cities Address Urban Challenges

A new study examines the role that public garden partnerships can play during times of urban scarcity.

Illinois’ 100 Billion Dollar Question: How Do We Solve the Pension Crisis?

Daniel Biss, once a University of Chicago mathematician and now a State Senator, gives an inside look at the pension reform proposal in the Illinois General Assembly.

Modeling the Gang Ecosystem

Researchers examine whether gang-related violence can be predicted using models taken from ecology.

CEOs for Cities: A Vision for the Future Economy

Lee Fisher explains how cities play an important role in economic development and innovation.

Commercial Success: How Obama’s Media Campaign Influenced the Election

Obama’s Director of Paid Media discusses changes in campaigning and how the campaign found success.

Policy Radio | Mayor Annise Parker on the Innovations of Urban Policy

This week, Michael Deheeger speaks with Houston Mayor Annise Parker about how her city is leading the charge toward innovative urban policy solutions.

The Metropolitan Revolution: An Interview with Houston Mayor Annise Parker

Mayor Annise Parker discusses the innovative nature of cities and the accomplishments of Houston.

A New Kind of Deal: Developing Private-Public Partnerships in a Modern Chicago

Chicago’s Commissioner of Transportation Gabe Klein talks about the role of private-public partnerships in cities today.

All Eyes on Reform: How Criminal Justice is Changing in Cook County

Juliana Stratton lays out the accomplishments and complexities of justice reform in a county struggling for change.

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