Urban Affairs

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.

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.

Neighborhood Effects: The Influence on School Closures and Openings

New study finds that closing urban public schools can lead to educational alternatives that increase segregation.

Policy Radio | Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer on Addressing the Challenges of Vacant Properties

This week, Julie Cooper speaks with Cook County’s 10th District Commissioner Bridget Gainer about vacant properties in Cook County, the role of the Cook County Land Bank in dealing with those properties, and what opportunities the County has to adapt its residential land use to current demographic trends.

The Estrogen Empire: Mayor Freeman-Wilson on Women in Politics

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson speaks candidly about underrepresentation of women in politics, what it really takes to run for office, and shares the best career advice she ever received.

Progress and Progressivism: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Governing Today’s American City

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed sits down to talk about being a pragmatic progressive and why that doesn’t have to be an oxymoron.

Policy Radio | Yonah Freemark on Transit and Infrastructure Development

In this week’s episode of Chicago Policy Radio, Jim Howes sits down with Yonah Freemark and turns the gears about transit-oriented development and infrastructure investment and how these concepts fit into the present-day narrative on cities.

Movers and Stayers – Residential Mobility as a Measure of Family Well-Being

Political scientist Robin Phinney explores why some low-income families decide to move while others do not.

Ending Poverty? Modern Slums and Stagnation in Government Action

Researchers find that the mechanisms behind past slum development success stories do not adequately translate to fixing slums in the modern developing world.

Growing Pains: The Link Between Increasing Wage Inequality and City Size

Researchers establish a possible connection between rising wage inequality and city size.

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