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    2023 Impact Report

    The challenges people and communities across the US are facing seem, at times, insurmountable. They can be complex. And because of that complexity, even the best-intentioned policies and programs can fall short.

    That’s why changemakers seeking to expand opportunity for people and strengthen communities are increasingly demanding solutions built on evidence. It’s why now, more than ever, governments, philanthropies, service providers, activists, and businesses seek out the Urban Institute to provide and translate evidence into actions that fuel meaningful change.

    We answered their call in 2023.

    Through the various roles Urban embodies—as a trusted source, convener, advisor, and innovator—we produced and shared research in 2023 that took hold in multiple spaces among diverse change agents. As it did, our work inspired new approaches for alleviating the challenges faced by people and communities, creating more prosperous pathways ahead.

    Urban’s research helped shape these new realities, rich with promise.

    While the evidence-based solutions and strategies we offer can take years to make the kind of difference people experience in their daily lives and the places they call home, Urban’s work lays an essential foundation for consequential and lasting change.


    Learn how you can support Urban’s efforts to improve people’s well-being and build a more just, equitable society.

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    2023 by the numbers

    Urban employs a range of strategies to translate and distribute the research insights and data we produce. Here's a snapshot of our work, how we shared it, and where it landed in 2023.

    Research publications
    Data tools
    Urban Wire posts
    Tailored emails
    Testimonies and public comment letters 34 To local, state, and federal policymakers
    State and local government collaborations 39
    Tailored email recipients 92,594 Includes policymakers, service providers, advocates, and business leaders
    Newsletter subscribers 64,822
    Social media followers 239,999 Includes LinkedIn, X, Facebook, and Instagram
    Media mentions
    Examples: Planetizen, CBS News, New York Times, Word in Black, Axios Latino, and Capital B

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