Urban Affairs

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.

Citizenship: An Urban Asset

Researchers at the Urban Institute find compelling economic benefits of naturalization for eligible immigrants and the cities in which they live.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Understanding Resistance to Neighborhood Densification

New research reveals that increased diverse and unknown social interactions are the main causes of resistance to neighborhood densification among residents of urban areas.

All Growth Is Local: Housing Supply and the Economics of Mobility

Economists argue that more reasonable zoning regulations could boost social mobility, increase incomes, and expand economic growth.

The Fight to End Blight: What Can Cities Do to Minimize Urban Deterioration?

A study demonstrates the effectiveness of urban containment policies in reducing city blight with the end goal of promoting population growth in downtown neighborhoods.

Moving to Opportunity: How Housing Policy Can Disrupt the Persistence of Poverty

What matters for future economic success is the amount of childhood exposure to better neighborhoods.

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