Urban Affairs

Eckington neighborhood

District of Change: Gentrification and Demographic Trends in Washington, DC

A study of household migration behavior in DC reveals long-term regional effects of gentrification.

141582982_4ac2a664be_b

Stop, Children, What’s That Sound? The Unintended Consequences of Police Contact on Juveniles

Study finds that “stop, question, and frisk” interactions between juveniles and police lead to an enhanced likelihood of future youth delinquency.

Detroit, Michigan

Not for Rent: Factors Behind Racial Discrimination in the US Rental Market

Researchers explore the role of prejudice in race-based rental discrimination.

11005808284_ab8f664c8d_o

What’s Race Got to Do With It? The Relationship Between Race and Health Outcomes in Segregated Neighborhoods

New research finds that race and ethnicity are important mechanisms through which neighborhood segregation affects self-rated health.

8541034708_69d792609f_o

The Real Green Movement?: Taxation’s Impact on Fracking

New research looks at local governments’ willingness to ban hydraulic fracturing based on their potential revenue.

800px-Philadelphia_skyline_from_south_street_bridge

Policy Radio | Governor Edward Rendell on Efficiency and Effectiveness in Government

This week on Chicago Policy Radio, Julie Cooper speaks with former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on working with all levels of government to improve policy and infrastructure.

8142779238_d3b028b0c1_b

Another Path: Can school-based gang prevention programs show youth a way out?

An evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. program, implemented as a school-based response to gang activity among youths, finds that students enrolled in the program are less likely than their peers to join gangs or have negative attitudes towards the police.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Save Money, Live Better? The Urban Carbon Emissions of Wal-Mart

Ongoing research suggests that the economic decisions that Wal-Mart makes may result in the optimization of its energy consumption and in turn a reduction in its carbon emissions.

6836397097_45b236b99f_b

Policy Radio | Rob Christie on the Affordable Care Act and Chicagoland Health Care

This week, Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Rob Christie discusses the ACA and making health care accessible in Chicagoland.

3335503224_bf73300161_b

Early Investment Equals Academic Success: How States Can Get the Most for their Education Program Dollars

Programs like North Carolina’s Smart Start and More at Four are producing better academic outcomes – and not just for the children in the programs.

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