Can a community land trust give long-term residents a foothold in a changing neighborhood?

Washington, DC's 11th Street Bridge Park demonstrates the possibilities and challenges of development.

A survey reveals cautious optimism in the DC region and a road map to inclusive prosperity

DC area residents have a generally positive perception of their home, but satisfaction varies by income levels and ethnic groups.

The effects of long-term and mass incarceration are felt from Milwaukee to Washington, DC

A recent documentary shares the stories of families living in a high-crime Milwaukee neighborhood.

What could Trump’s budget cuts mean for DC’s federal workers?

President Trump’s proposed cuts to the federal workforce will have a disproportionate impact on DC's employment and residents.

In DC, new child care regulations are a promising start

New child care regulations put DC at the leading edge of a field typically marked by low wages and inconsistent quality.

Less segregated communities aren’t only more inclusive. They’re more prosperous.

What exactly are the costs of segregation on metropolitan regions, and how does it limit economic vibrancy and earnings potential of residents?

Improving the lives of kids in public housing

Children tend to be forgotten in debates on public housing policies, and few policy or program initiatives respond to the challenges they face.

Preserving affordable housing: what works

Preserving existing affordable housing prevents displacement, is generally cheaper than building new housing, and conforms to existing land-use patterns.

Pokémon GO is changing how cities use public space, but could it be more inclusive?

Beyond the moral arguments for inclusion and equity, placemaking can help strengthen local economies, reduce crime, and drive civic engagement.

Can a new park help span the economic divide in our nation’s capital?

For DC's new 11th Street Bridge Park to realize its potential as a public space and connect Anacostia to the rest of the city, planners must honestly answer, who is this for?