Urban Affairs

Pathways to Opportunity: An Interview with Goucher College President Sanford J. Ungar

Goucher College's President discusses the school's Educational Opportunity Program, its accomplishments and areas for improvement.

Policy Radio | Charles Wheelan on Popular Economics, Running for Office, and Political Centrism

This week, we sit down with Professor Charles Wheelan to discuss his upcoming book, The Centrist Manifesto, his unsuccessful run for Congress, and the differences between policy wonks and political hacks.

Using Small Groups and Sports to Reduce Youth Violence in Chicago

Can social and cognitive skills developed through in-school and after-school programming help reduce violence?

Russian Intelligence: Government Transparency in Moscow

A Russian official discusses her mission to create a more transparent government

Municipal CFO Series: Jay Goldstone, San Diego

San Diego's Chief Operating Officer discusses clean technology and business in California's second largest city

Municipal CFO Series: Jeff DeWitt, Phoenix

Phoenix's CFO discusses taxes, pensions, and buying local

Core-Knowledge: Sparking Interest in College

Authors use a randomized field experiment to study the impact of college knowledge on students’ attitudes toward and interests in college.

Municipal CFO Series: Carmen Arrieta-Candelaria, El Paso

El Paso's CFO discusses security spending priorities during the economic downturn

Municipal CFO Series: Richard Riebeling, Nashville

Nashville's CFO describes how a combination of tax increases, budget cuts, and infrastructure investments has kept the city thriving

Municipal CFO Series: Meredith Weenick, Boston

Boston's CFO discusses capital investment and infrastructure

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