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Stop, Look, and Listen: A Behavioral Approach to Reducing Teen Violence

A recent study finds that cost-effective behavioral intervention programs reduce crime rates by teaching teens to slow down and reflect before acting.

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Good Neighbors: Addressing Race in Public Housing Integration

New research shows that perceived racial conflict is hindering the ability of black, public housing residents to integrate into predominantly white neighborhoods, an issue that the City of Chicago is doing nothing to address.

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Are Gayborhoods Driving Economic Growth in US Cities?

A study finds that US cities with significant concentrations of gay men have seen more rapid economic development of their downtown neighborhoods in recent years.

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DIY Urban Design: community improvement or an act of crime?

Do-It-Yourself Urban Design occurs when people make unauthorized changes to public space to address local needs. Sociologist Gordon Douglas discusses the benefits—and potential unintended costs—that follow when self-appointed urban planners take direct action to improve their communities.

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Why Inclusive Zones are Not Inclusive Everywhere

Research from New York University explains why inclusive housing policies work better in some places than in others.

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Housing ‘On The House’: The Common Good Problem in French Social Housing

Seven years after France established housing as a right that people can legally demand from the state, a housing crisis persists. Sociologist Levy-Vroelant argues that the root of the problem is the absence of a national consensus on housing as a collective value.

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Chicago’s Changing Financial Landscape: An Interview with the City’s CFO, Lois Scott

Chicago’s CFO talks about how the City can surmount its long-term fiscal challenges, generational changes in attitudes among investors, and the evolving role of bond ratings.

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A city with soul: Director of Finance Brian Collins addresses the future of Memphis

Brian Collins, Director of Finance for the City of Memphis, talks about his city’s determination in the face of financial and socio-economic adversity.

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Live Fast, Die Young, Defend Your Status: The Code of Retaliation

A harsh childhood can lead to a life strategy that condones violence in response to status threats. An economic game shows that such a worldview is linked to heightened envy in unfair situations.

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Driving Innovation: Firm Diversity and the Startup Ecosystem

Diversity of firm size is arguably a vital contributor to a region’s innovation.

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