How Transportation Planners Can Advance Racial Equity and Environmental Justice

Three ways that transportation agencies can more deeply involve environmental justice communities in transportation planning.

Filling Gaps in Response: The Value of Local Partnerships during a Crisis

Cross-sector partnerships will be critical as localities respond, rebuild, and focus on efforts to protect their city’s most vulnerable residents.

Moving to a 70 Percent Income Replacement for Unemployment Insurance Benefits Will Disproportionately Hurt Low-Income Renters

Under a 70 percent income replacement, a new analysis finds households with higher incomes would see a big increase in monthly benefits, while households with lower incomes would see a sharp decline.

Reducing the Amount of Federal Unemployment Insurance Would Increase Rent Burden for Millions of Households

As federal, state, and local eviction moratoria expire, extending unemployment insurance would reduce the risk of eviction for families whose employment has not returned.

How Local Governments Can Advance Health Equity through Their Built Environments

Prioritizing and understanding the experience of populations with barriers to healthy environments is key to promote health equity in a community.

How Cities Are Making Equity a Priority in the New Mobility Space

New mobility technologies could reduce existing transportation inequities. But without proper planning, new mobility could have the opposite effect.

The COVID-19 Crisis Continues to Have Uneven Economic Impact by Race and Ethnicity

Tracking which households are most affected could assist policymakers in targeting their efforts and ensuring an equitable recovery for all.

“No Cops at Pride”: How the Criminal Justice System Harms LGBTQ People

As policymakers and researchers reconsider the future of policing in the US, LGBTQ people, especially people of color, who have been directly affected by police and carceral violence can guide conversations.

What It Would Take for States to Support Renters through the COVID-19 Crisis: A Snapshot of Florida, Michigan, and Idaho

A new analysis reveals the widespread need for rental assistance, both because of hardship stemming from COVID-19 and gaps in assistance that existed before the crisis began.