Nine Ways to Strengthen Program Evaluations by Centering Community Voice

Insights into how a community-based approach can strengthen research and create equitable evaluation processes.

To Create More Equitable Community Engagement, Cities Can Go Back to the Basics

Creating racially equitable communities requires that those most affected by inequities can participate meaningfully in community development.

Community Voice Is Expertise

Four principles can help create an environment that fosters community engagement in research and policy analysis.

Six Strategies for a More Inclusive Understanding of How COVID-19 is Affecting Families’ Child Care Needs

How researchers can apply racial equity and community engagement lenses to data collection.

Addressing Power Inequity in Research to Create Change

If the promise of research is improved lives and more equitable policy, how can we ensure our methods uphold those priorities from beginning to end?

Solidarity and Good Partnership amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

"How we show up for partners now will shape the future of our partnerships."

Four Ways to Address Food Insecurity through Transportation Improvements

Residents recently described challenges with transportation and food insecurity to a team of Urban researchers.

Using Data Walks to Spur Community Conversations around the Realities of Food Insecurity

Last summer, Urban researchers traveled to six communities across the US to host community conversations on disrupting food insecurity.

Acknowledging trauma, improving communities

Researchers seeking to improve communities should engage with local residents in trauma-informed ways.

How can researchers and community members work together to reduce violence?

Research on community perceptions of police often fails to survey those who are most exposed to policing practices.