Urban Affairs

The Inner City Boom Goes Bust

The Inner City Boom Goes Bust

Downtowns aren't dead. They just don't have any capital.

Missing the Middle

The nation's neighborhoods increasingly segregate by income.

It Pays to Price Congestion

It saves commuters time and money, so why is it so unpopular?

The Windy City Path: Funding the Future of Transit In Chicago

A transportation analyst sums up how far the city has come on restructuring its transit infrastructure---and how far it has yet to go.

Pulling the Purse Strings: Choice and Competition in Public Schools

Urban school districts spend to compete.

Cities Insecure: Urban Poor in Times of Rising Food Prices

The pricey downside of life in the city.

Browner Pastures

Brownfield makeovers aren't glamorous for everyone.

Flooding the Urban Food Deserts

A new Chicago start-up hopes to fill up the city's food deserts with a new approach---and with sound policy.

Disparities in Home Are Disparities in Health

Disparities in Home Are Disparities in Health

A family’s housing reality is often viewed as an index of its economic situation. However, Brian Jacob, Jens Ludwig, and Douglas Miller's new NBER working paper joins a groundswell of research that demonstrates that housing situations are in fact proxies for much more than one’s socioeconomic status.

Where Are Charters the Answer?

Where Are Charters the Answer?

Charters are commonly seen as the answer to urban school districts’ troubles. However, it appears that they are not the answer to education issues everywhere, and may not be the answer at all.

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