Urban Affairs

Cubbies and Civil Rights: A Conversation with Chicago Alderman Thomas M. Tunney

Alderman Thomas Tunney runs the 44th Ward like he runs his restaurant: by providing quick, efficient, and friendly service to the community.

Can Head Start and State Pre-Kindergarten Play Nice?

What does the expansion of preK services mean for Head Start?

The Urban East

The new Global Cities Index and Emerging Cities Outlook report looks at the international powerhouses of tomorrow

Mid-sized Cities: Punching above their weight

Medium sized cities are a major driver of economic growth in the American economy

The Unlocked Door of the Foreclosure Crisis

New research takes a second look at the substantial racial gap in the foreclosure crisis

The Speed of Progress

Obama's Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information discusses innovation in Internet policy

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.

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