Urban Affairs

Policy Radio | Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President for Policy at Chicago’s Center for Neighborhood Technology, on Urban Sustainability

This week, Jim Howes sits down with Jacky Grimshaw to talk about urban sustainability in Chicago and around the world.

Human Capital and the Fight Against Poverty in Mexico

Harris School of Public Policy alum David García-Junco discusses his career combatting poverty through the health and human capital sectors.

Focus on Finance: Fort Worth’s Budget Balancing Act

Fort Worth’s Assistant City Manager Susan Alanis discusses the role that city personnel, elected officials, and state funding play in the City’s finances.

Policy Radio | City Controller Ronald Green on Houston’s Finances

This week, Daniel O'Keefe talks with Controller Green about the financial issues facing the city of Houston.

The Metropolitan Revolution: A Conversation with Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution shares his views on cities, metros, and Detroit.

Focus on Finance: Funding the Future of Nashville

Nashville’s Director of Finance Richard Riebeling discusses crafting sustainable cities through financing infrastructure, incentivizing tourism, and promoting fiscal transparency.

Focus on Finance: A Great Incubator in Memphis

Memphis Finance Director Brian Collins explains how his city’s problems are being met with innovative solutions from the public and private sectors.

Recipe for Disaster: The Link Between Urban Planning and Karachi’s Political Violence

Researchers explain political violence in Pakistan’s largest city in terms of informal urban planning rather than ethnic tensions.

Policy Radio | Gayle Corrigan and Joseph Andriole on Labor-Management Relations

This week, Daniel O'Keefe speaks with Gayle Corrigan and Joseph Andriole of Central Falls, RI on labor-management relations and how unions and city governments can work together through financial crises.

The Conflict Between Religious Freedom and American Sensitivity to Islam

Research shows the number of hate groups within an area can influence the power dynamic of Islamic religious groups, their relationship with the local government, and an elected official’s response to such controversies.

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