Evidence and Ideas for Change
President Sarah Rosen Wartell’s reflections on pressing issues of the day and the latest research insights that can help changemakers advance equity, opportunity, and upward mobility.

Recent Posts
  • Evidence and Ideas for Change Addressing inequality through land use and transportation
    Urban is applying this more holistic, equity-centric approach in our analyses of transportation policies and practices. We are analyzing how transportation challenges across the country interact with land-use regulations and access to affordable housing—all essential aspects of how cities look
  • Evidence and Ideas for Change What Does It Take to Ensure Policies Truly Advance Equity?
    Introducing the Urban Institute’s Office of Race and Equity Research , an interdisciplinary hub that aims to advance standards of excellence around equitable research methods both at Urban and in the social science field.
  • Evidence and Ideas for Change Introducing the Urban Institute’s Equity Scholars
    Urban Institute’s first cohort of Equity Scholars is a diverse group of emerging and established researchers interested in diverse social policy issues, trained in different disciplines, but united in a commitment to deepening society’s understanding of racism and discrimination and informing the
  • Evidence and Ideas for Change The postpandemic future of work is about job quality
    To provide fairness, economic mobility, and security to our essential workers, we need to focus, with an explicit equity lens, on improving the quality of jobs the economy produces for low- and middle-wage workers.