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David Simon's new miniseries plays out in the 1980s, but the themes hold clear resonance to housing and community development issues of today.
Often we invest in advantaged neighborhoods, but investments need to be used as leverage for inclusion of lower-income households.
To build a vibrant economy that includes all of the District's neighborhoods, DC needs better data on local businesses.
The mismatch between where good jobs are located and where low-income workers live is a root cause of inequality in the labor market—especially in DC.
America’s most affluent neighborhoods are worlds apart from its most disadvantaged ones, and the gap has grown in the past two decades.
Inequality can’t be our only yardstick for evaluating outcomes of economic development.

The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

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The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

The decennial Census will gather the most complete picture of America of the past 10 years, but its accuracy is in jeopardy.

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Structural Racism in America

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Structural Racism in America

Public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate our country's racial inequalities. 

Critical Value: An Urban Institute Podcast

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Critical Value: An Urban Institute Podcast

Experts discuss the best available data and evidence on topics that matter.

Updates from the Urban Institute

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