Urban Affairs

Just a Dream: Jose Antonio Vargas on America’s Undocumented

A prominent journalist and advocate reflects on "coming out" as an undocumented immigrant

A Pro for Cons

Joan Brody discusses how to bridge the gap between academic research and policy practice.

High Speed Rail: Is It Pulling into a City Near You?

High speed rail is coming, but where should it go?

From the Farm to the Table, Through Capitol Hill

A leading farm expert tells us how the sausage is made.

Failure to Launch: New York City and Congestion Pricing

New York's failed plan for congestion pricing has lessons for policymakers everywhere.

Policy Radio | Urban Development in a Midwestern Underdog

In this week’s episode of Chicago Policy Radio, Mark Bergen sits down with Mayor Keith Bosman to talk about economic development in mid-size, Midwestern cities like Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The Great Cities of 2025

The cities of the developing world are taking off. The cities of the Global North ought to get on board, or risk being left behind.

Hangzhou: Urban Development and China’s Transitional Economy

The "Geneva of the Orient" provides a case-study of economic development in China.

A New Role for Management

An ethnographic study of a mixed-income development in Boston reveals that management's role is key.

Who Can Afford Affordable Housing?

The Low Income Housing Tax Credit, along with the Housing Choice Voucher program, haven't relieved the housing cost burden.

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