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If parks aren’t designed with residents in mind, they can go underutilized, or the opposite—price long-time residents out of the neighborhood.
Population counts don’t show everything cities should know about their housing needs.
Opportunity Zone regulations allow a broad range of uses and do not require investments to benefit residents.
The census has wide-reaching implications for the allocation of resources and our knowledge of America’s communities.
Urban researchers illuminated how new policy proposals would affect Americans’ ability to succeed and find stability.
A partnership in Northeast Buffalo combines services for kids and their parents.
What could we learn from dramatically accelerating the research publishing process?
Investigation is lacking around what level of government holds the authority to zone what land.
Critics of smart city technology argue that rapidly integrating technology in all aspects of government can exacerbate cities’ existing inequalities.
Chicago’s Array of Things helps residents and local leaders access environmental information about their neighborhoods.

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.

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