Urban Affairs

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.

Predicting Crime: Is Stealing a Car Like Choosing a Restaurant?

Jeff Brantingham of UCLA discusses the predictability of crime, the distinction between crime and criminality, and modeling patterns in the noise.

Focus on Finance: A Metropolis in the Desert

Neal Young from the City of Phoenix talks about sustainable growth, transportation, solar energy, budgeting, and pensions in the nation’s Sunbelt.

Separate and Suffering: The Damaging Effects of Residential Segregation on Metropolitan Economies

Residential segregation is shown to drive down income growth across all economic levels.

Reducing Poverty: How Medicaid Does More Than Just Improve Access to Healthcare in Cities

Recent research provides evidence supporting the poverty-reducing effects of Medicaid in urban areas.

Focus on Finance: Bringing Private Sector Experience to Philadelphia

The Treasurer for the City of Philadelphia, Nancy Winkler, discusses applying expertise from 28 years in financial consulting to reinvent the City’s financial fortunes.

Focus on Finance: Conservative Budgets in a Liberal City

Seattle’s Director of Finance Glen Lee discusses Seattle’s conservative approach to municipal budgets and how it helped the City rebound after the recession.

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