Urban Affairs

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.

The Suburban Startup

Entrepreneurs go belly up in the city. Not so much in the suburbs.

Big Shoulders, Big Plans: Chicago Tackles Transit and Infrastructure

A leading city planner assesses the new urbanist strides in Chicago.

Metro Recovery in a Global Economy

U.S. metros, the nation's exporters, are driving economic recovery.

A New Standard for Transit Investments

Livability principles can help policymakers prioritize transit spending, especially for Bus Rapid Transit.

Homeownership in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

Low-income homeowners get some satisfaction.

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