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.

Three Ways Hospitals and Health Systems Can Improve How They Invest in Affordable Housing

Hospitals and health systems are acknowledging the importance of stable housing on health outcomes.

The $10 Million “Chicago Prize” Seeks to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization

The Pritzker Traubert Foundation seeks to support revitalization projects on the South and West Sides of Chicago.

Dismantling the Harmful, False Narrative That Homelessness Is a Choice

This myth enables apathy and maintains the nation’s status quo of too many people experiencing homelessness in an affordable housing crisis.

How governments can leverage impact investing to solve local problems

How can local leaders help align public and private investments for the good of the entire region?