How the World Sought to Protect Small Businesses during the COVID-19 Crisis

Lessons from countries around the world can inform policy responses during future crises.

More and More American Pedestrians Are Dying Because of Larger Vehicles. Incorporating Data in Safety Regulations Can Help

Policymakers can make roads safer for pedestrians by incorporating new and different data on vehicle size and pedestrian risk.

Investing in Data and Technology Can Advance Local Criminal Justice Reform and Racial Equity

With data and technology, local ogranizations can dentify community safety needs, improve services for those affected by criminal justice systems, and inform advocacy efforts and policy decision making.

To Make Effective Rural Infrastructure Investments, Give Local Institutions a Seat at the Table

Policymakers deploying federal resources must understand and respect the landscape of local actors that shape rural power structures.

Three Ways to Promote Equitable Rural Investments

State and local policymakers can combine a new typology and dashboard with local data sources to ensure investments are targeted to changing rural realities.

How Can Policymakers Ensure the Push for Electric Vehicles Doesn’t Harm Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color?

Policymakers can use environmental justice principles to prioritize cleaning the worst-emitting power plants and ensure the electric vehicle transition doesn’t disproportionately affect communities where people with low incomes and people of color are most likely to live.

Could Public Private Partnerships Improve Health Outcomes in Developing Countries?

Evidence-informed technical assistance could build government partners’ capacity and help ensure PPPs are designed and implemented in ways that maximize public benefits while enabling financial sustainability.  

Lessons from France for Creating Inclusionary Housing by Mandating Citywide Affordability

France’s Urban Solidarity and Renewal (SRU) law has been successful in making the distribution of affordable housing more equitable in terms of evening the availability of subsidized units across municipalities, and it could be a model for the US.

With Limited State and Local Protections, the End of the Federal Eviction Moratorium Puts Millions of Renters at Risk

Expanding state and local protections and accelerating emergency rental assistance is critical to keeping renters in their homes.

Placemaking Strategies Can Promote Greater Racial Equity in Infrastructure Investments

If policymakers want to achieve greater racial equity, they can promote and fund placemaking activities in three key ways that align equitable placemaking with infrastructure investments.