How Three Community Colleges Are Accelerating Students’ Time to Completion

Community colleges and their students have a shared interest in accelerated learning.

Four Strategies Community Colleges Are Using to Connect Their Students to Employment

To connect more students to employment, college administrators need to act quickly and creatively.

Can Chicago and Other Localities Help Narrow the Racial Wealth Gap?

Urban partnered with the Chicago Community Trust on a new plan to narrow the racial and ethnic wealth gap in Chicago.

How Understanding Trauma Can Help Students Achieve

Violent actions taken generations ago can still have an impact on families today.

To Make “Smart Cities” More Inclusive, Leaders Need Better Tools and Data

Critics of smart city technology argue that rapidly integrating technology in all aspects of government can exacerbate cities’ existing inequalities.

Creative Financing Could Help Cities Like Portland, Maine, Integrate Asylum Seekers and Tackle Other Challenges

Several hundred asylum seekers—most fleeing violence in Central Africa—arrived in Portland, Maine over the summer.

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

Reclaiming vacant properties is a complex problem requiring collaborative approaches.

How Cities Like Birmingham, Alabama, Are Unlocking New Funding for Parks and Green Space

Greater Birmingham's Red Rock Trail System is supported by a diverse group of national and local organizations.

Why Hospitals and Health Systems Are Becoming Impact Investors

Kaiser Permanente recently announced an investment of $200 million to address the affordable housing crisis.

Detroit Shows How Placemaking Can Undo Neighborhood Segregation

Placemaking can encourage investments in communities through targeted economic development.