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A Collaborative Approach to Urban Economic Development

After decades of declining economic conditions and a mass population exodus from its urban center, St. Louis responded by forming...

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Stop, Look, and Listen: A Behavioral Approach to Reducing Teen Violence

A recent study finds that cost-effective behavioral intervention programs reduce crime rates by teaching teens to slow down and reflect before acting.

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Time for China to Embrace Property Tax?

Chinese local government’s revenue dependence on land granting is no longer sustainable due to exhausted land resources, distorted profit distribution, and rampant sprawl development. Property tax might solve the problem.

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District of Change: Gentrification and Demographic Trends in Washington, DC

A study of household migration behavior in DC reveals long-term regional effects of gentrification.

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Policy Radio | Richard M. Daley on his partnership with the University of Chicago and the City of Gary, Indiana

This week, Julie Cooper speaks with former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley about his partnership with the University of Chicago and the City of Gary, Indiana.

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Mid-sized Cities: Punching above their weight

Medium sized cities are a major driver of economic growth in the American economy

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The Unlocked Door of the Foreclosure Crisis

New research takes a second look at the substantial racial gap in the foreclosure crisis

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Failure to Launch: New York City and Congestion Pricing

New York's failed plan for congestion pricing has lessons for policymakers everywhere.

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The Great Cities of 2025

The cities of the developing world are taking off. The cities of the Global North ought to get on board, or risk being left behind.

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Big Shoulders, Big Plans: Chicago Tackles Transit and Infrastructure

A leading city planner assesses the new urbanist strides in Chicago.

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