Separating Race from Ethnicity in Surveys Risks an Inaccurate Picture of the Latinx Community

How should Latinx Americans identify their race on the 2020 Census? “White”? “Amerindian”? “Mixed”? “Other”?

Housing Codes Should Protect Public Health, Not Penalize Low-Income Homeowners

A recent Vice article featured a low-income homeowner who's facing jail time because she couldn't afford home repairs.

How Governors Are Shaping the Opportunity Zone Landscape

Over the past two years, Opportunity Zones have become the most discussed piece of federal economic development policy.

Will New Statewide Rent Control Laws Decrease Housing Supply?

Rent control’s revival has reinvigorated a polarized debate on its efficacy.

How Social Scientists Can Incorporate a “Latinx Lens” in Their Work

Latinx perspectives need to be more accurately represented and thoughtfully captured in public policy.

The Homelessness Blame Game

The Trump administration recently stated that homelessness in California results from “liberal policies.”

Six Ways to Prioritize Equity in Energy Efficiency and Climate Policy

Organizers of the Global Climate Strike are calling for a socially equitable approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

A Leadership Program Is Helping Chicago Teens Bring Food to Their Community

A group of teens responded to the needs of 1,500 families in south Chicago who lacked easy access to a grocery store.

How Our Disaster Recovery Should Improve in the Face of Stronger Hurricanes

Urban researchers recently studied a sample of 88 disasters from 2005 to 2015 to uncover patterns in recovery speed and administration.

Five Elements Cities Need to Address "Hypervacancy" and Catalyze Neighborhood Recovery

Reclaiming vacant properties is a complex problem requiring collaborative approaches.