Urban Affairs

The Volunteer As Client

In major cities, nonprofits rely heavily on volunteers on the ground. One group working to end urban poverty wants to change the way we think about them.

The Green Space Chase: Property Values in Arid Climates

Homebuyers are willing to pay a green premium, so long as they aren't near public parks and golf courses.

Still Unequal, Less Separate

A recent paper found that Americans are highly segregated by income. A new paper finds the opposite is true for race.

Rust Belt Revival: The New Mayor of Gary Talks Economic Development

Taking the helm of the downtrodden city, Karen Freeman-Wilson has ambitious plans. And major hurdles.

Protesters and Pepper Spray

Police action is quieting the public square.

One Region, Two Plans? How Chicagoland Can Take Economic Flight

Two new reports highlight the challenges and opportunities for economic development in the Chicagoland area.

Policy Radio | Meghann Moses on Workforce Development

Meghann Moses discusses the issues workforce development is trying to address and why creating jobs is not enough to reduce chronic unemployment.

Postdisaster Housing Policy: Lessons from Katrina

How can we best support low-income survivors after natural disasters?

Has the Green Metropolis Sprouted?

The New Yorker scribe details the environmental perks of cities---and why we have a long way to go to escape our manifest destiny of sprawl.

Most Unequal, More Separate: How Income Segregation Skyrocketed In U.S. Cities

A pair of researchers explain why our cities have been pulled apart and how we can mend them back together.

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