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What does Virginia’s new legislation for addressing sexual assault on campuses mean for victims?

Why Virginia's new legislation on campus sexual assault may be a mixed bag for victims

It takes more than insurance to improve the health of low-income city residents

Low-income communities have poorer health, but it takes more than just access to healthcare to close the gap

Five insights from our policy responses to protests in US cities

Cross-cutting insights from our series responding to protesters in Baltimore and other US cities

Want to reduce mass incarceration? Do no harm and invest in people and communities

How the criminal justice system can mitigate the harmful effects of mass incarceration on communities of color

Building better neighborhoods: How millennials can help revitalize Baltimore

Could changing housing demand bring new prosperity to struggling cities?

One solution to racial wealth inequities

Concrete solutions to close the wealth gap faced by people of color

McJobs are not in our future

Fears of the domination of low-wage, low-skill jobs are overblown

Latinos and African Americans: Shared experiences, shared solutions

How to stop the cycle of disadvantage and exclusion of Latino communities

Tackling the legacy of neighborhood segregation

No silver-bullet solution can address decades of neighborhood segregation, but working on multiple fronts could

Local may be the way to go with minimum wage policies

What we have to learn from LA's minimum wage increase

From Protest to Policy


From Protest to Policy

Our researchers offer evidence-based solutions to some of the problems faced by poor, mostly minority communities in Baltimore and other US cities.


Urban Wire Writers