Urban Affairs

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.

The Role of City Planners in Building Family-Friendly Communities

A new study examines the attitudes of planners towards family-friendly communities and finds several factors are critical to the creation of urban environments that are more conducive to child welfare and development.

Editor’s Note: Urban Wheels Keep on Turning

Welcome to this week’s Urban Affairs series on Innovation.

Policy Radio | Tim King on the Goals, Challenges, and Successes of Charter Schools

This week, Kristyn Bretz speaks with Urban Prep Academies CEO Tim King about the mission of charter schools, the unique challenges of supporting African-American male students, and how the experiences of charter schools can inform the public school system.

Developing Efficiency: Why energy efficiency gains in China may not be fully realized

The rebound effect, which measures the increased demand for energy from increasing energy efficiency, is found to be strong in Chinese urban residential electricity use.

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