How Developing Countries Can Manage the COVID-19 Economic Impact

Sharpening awareness of structural vulnerabilities and weaknesses may build consensus and galvanize action on needed reforms and investments to accelerate recovery and support longer-term development.

What HUD’s Proposed Rule Gets Wrong about Fair Housing

It negates the considerable federal investments made to roll out the 2015 rule and ignores evidence of ongoing racial discrimination, residential segregation, and barriers to opportunity in the US.

How Efforts in Two Cities Are Increasing Economic Opportunity for Young Men of Color

A new report explores promising approaches to closing racial economic opportunity gaps.

What We Can Learn from a Program Providing Job Training to Students with a History of Opioid Use Disorder

Students with lived experience in addiction and recovery became New York State Certified Recovery Peer Advocates.

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.