How often and where do businesses move?

Amazon’s move has sparked debate, but the migration of firms and their corresponding jobs is seen as a barometer of business climate and economic health.

Algorithms risk perpetuating bias in hiring. How can employers use them to make hiring more inclusive?

Amazon reportedly discovered that its artificial intelligence–based hiring tool developed a bias against women.

Renters are more likely than homeowners to struggle with paying for basic needs

Urban Institute research suggests families are jeopardizing their health and well-being to prioritize housing payments.

How social science helps build resilience in the face of disasters

Children and older adults have unique needs in the wake of natural disasters.

Which metro areas have the most opportunity for college graduates to use their degrees?

A new Urban Institute analysis calculates the “mix-match” between the share of people with college education and the share of jobs that require it.

Rapid re-housing can help end children’s homelessness

Children younger than 4 who experience homelessness are at increased risk for adverse health outcomes.

Rural communities need more affordable rental housing

Fifty-four million rural residents live in areas with a severe or moderately severe need for the production of more affordable rental housing.

One year later, Puerto Rico’s children are still navigating the Hurricane Maria recovery

The Puerto Rico Department of Education closed nearly a quarter of its 865 schools this past summer, prompted largely by postdisaster population decline.

How creative placemaking can break down barriers to improve community safety

Creative placemaking can promote entrepreneurship while increasing interactions that help build safe communities.