Urban Affairs

America’s Prisons: Warehouses or Criminal Creators?

A study of Cook County Courts seeks to pinpoint the true effects of imprisonment on employment and recidivism.

Who’s in Your ‘Hood: The Relationship between Neighborhood Diversity and Americans’ Acceptance of Immigrants

A study examines the link between neighborhood composition and Americans' acceptance of immigration.

Ignoring Successful Practices: A Case Study of Michelle Rhee and William Bratton

Under what conditions are dramatic policy reforms successful and sustainable?

Drugs, Racial Bias, and Academic Discord

Academics disagree on the existence of racial bias in policing drug crimes

Past, Present, and Future: Newt Gingrich Reflects on the Republican Party

Newt Gingrich on what he learned from the campaign trail, what to expect from Republicans over the next few years, and what he would do if he were Speaker of the House today.

Better Outcomes, Lower Costs?

When a public health department shifts from a local independent institution to a regionalized department spending on public health services increase.

Bullet Proof: The Role of Policy and Data in Gun Control

The Director of the Violence Inquest for Solutions and Alliance (VISA) discusses the slow process of changing the culture of gun violence

Policy Radio | Richard M. Daley on his partnership with the University of Chicago and the City of Gary, Indiana

This week, Julie Cooper speaks with former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley about his partnership with the University of Chicago and the City of Gary, Indiana.

Policy Radio | Special Edition: Derek Eder, Juan Pablo Velez, and OpenGov Hackers on Open Data and Civic-Minded Applications

This week, Julie Cooper ventures out to OpenGov Hack Night for a special edition of Chicago Policy Radio.

Are Central Cities More Creative? Exploring the Locational Decisions of Creative Industries

Should urban policy makers worry about retaining creative industries?

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