Urban Affairs

Accessible Art: The New Way Forward for Culture in Chicago

Nick Rabkin discusses the benefits and costs of the new Chicago Cultural Plan and its relevance for the city's residents

Who Isn’t Paying the Rent?: Gender Discrepancies in Eviction

A new study examines the prevalence of eviction in the lives of low-income women living in Milwaukee.

Moving, But to Opportunity? Examining Neighborhood Relocation

A new examination of the Moving to Opportunity study uncovers previously unexplored effects of housing vouchers on residents' well-being.

Fiscal Cliff Imminent: Where We’re Heading

Bob Greenstein talks about tax policy, the recession, and what to expect from the fiscal cliff

Policy Radio | Geoffrey Garin Talks Polling, Strategy, and the 2012 Presidential Election

On this week’s episode of Chicago Policy Radio, Claire O’Hanlon sits down with Geoff Garin to talk about the results of the 2012 presidential election, the changing demography of the electorate, third parties, and how polling has changed over the course of Mr. Garin’s career.

The Mystery of Concentrated Poverty: The Hidden Role of Cross-Race Income Segregation

In American cities, economic and racial segregation play a dual role in perpetuating concentrated poverty.

School Closures: Lucked out or Locked out?

Does moving students into better performing schools increase achievement or just cause disruption?

From East to Mid-West: Boosting Chicago’s Economy through Foreign Investment

Attracting foreign direct investment will maintain Chicago's competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Alleviating Poverty with Pavement?

Authors investigate the role infrastructure improvement can play in improving outcomes for the developing world's urban poor

Stand and Deliver: A Historical Perspective on Chicago’s Teachers Union Strike

Understanding Chicago's teacher union strike and its impact from a historical context.

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