Community Development

How Nonprofit Organizations Make Their Communities Safer

In 2016, the FBI reported a 4.1 percent increase in violent crime from the previous year. With more than 1.2...

Community Anchors: How Can Arts & Culture Improve Neighborhoods?

As many American cities try to determine the most effective mechanisms to revitalize their struggling neighborhoods, the concept of arts-led...

Breaking the Cycle of Urban Poverty with Deanna Hallagan and LaToya Winters

In a candid conversation at Marillac House in East Garfield Park, Deanna Hallagan and LaToya Winters advocate for the importance of outliers in breaking the cycle of poverty on Chicago’s West Side.

Aid, Women, and Leadership in Post-Conflict Societies

After a conflict, relations among actors have to be (re)built. When are external interventions focused on increasing collective action after conflicts effective?

Are Gayborhoods Driving Economic Growth in US Cities?

A study finds that US cities with significant concentrations of gay men have seen more rapid economic development of their downtown neighborhoods in recent years.

Ms. Mayor: The Impact of Female Leaders on Social Welfare Spending in Cities

Recent research reveals a positive relationship between female mayors and funding for social welfare programs.

Reaping the Dividends of Development: UNDP in Post-Conflict Nations

UNDP's Eugenia Piza-Lopez and Jago Salmon discuss the organization's strategy in nations struggling to rebuild after conflict

Municipal CFO Series: Miguel Santana, Los Angeles

The CAO of Los Angeles sheds light on the realities of municipal deficit reduction.

Cubbies and Civil Rights: A Conversation with Chicago Alderman Thomas M. Tunney

Alderman Thomas Tunney runs the 44th Ward like he runs his restaurant: by providing quick, efficient, and friendly service to the community.