Urban Affairs

A Collaborative Approach to Urban Economic Development

After decades of declining economic conditions and a mass population exodus from its urban center, St. Louis responded by forming...

Community Anchors: How Can Arts & Culture Improve Neighborhoods?

As many American cities try to determine the most effective mechanisms to revitalize their struggling neighborhoods, the concept of arts-led...

Demolition, Displacement, and the Effect on Children in Chicago Public Housing

Housing is the foundation of a family’s life. This basic need determines the surrounding environment, the schools children attend, access...

Breaking the Cycle of Urban Poverty with Deanna Hallagan and LaToya Winters

In a candid conversation at Marillac House in East Garfield Park, Deanna Hallagan and LaToya Winters advocate for the importance of outliers in breaking the cycle of poverty on Chicago’s West Side.

Technology as an Urban Solution to Economic Decline

Research shows that US cities recover more quickly from economic crises when they possess a workforce with a technologically diverse knowledge base that can be readily applied to related areas.

Getting Older and Getting Around: Transportation Options for Senior Citizens

A new study reviews the transportation preferences of senior citizens.

The Inequality of Poverty: How Places, Parents, and Poverty Affect the Gender Gap

The environment in which children grow up affects the economic outcomes of men and women differently.

A Way Forward on Guns: A Conversation with Arkadi Gerney on How to Win the Fight for Stricter Gun Laws

Over the past few years, mass shootings have become more frequent, and especially with the December 2015 shooting in San...

Big Data in the Big City

The era of “big” data in public policy has begun. In order to boost the value of survey data for urban use, researchers must make choices comparable and compatible with personal experiences.

Entrepreneurship: The Modern Day Crime-Stopper

A study finds that the growth of African-American-owned businesses in urban communities plays a role in decreasing the rate of youth violent crime.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21