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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.
Urban researchers recently evaluated the cost to cities of residents’ unpaid public utility bills, unpaid property taxes, and evictions.
Much of the conversation around potential undercounts in the 2020 Census has focused on urban areas.
Cemeteries across the US are starting to rethink their offerings to visitors and local residents.
Just last year, 16.1 million people globally were displaced because of weather-related disasters.
Recent unrest in America’s cities has prompted the community development field to ask how their work can better level the playing field.
Over the past two years, Opportunity Zones have become the most discussed piece of federal economic development policy.
Organizers of the Global Climate Strike are calling for a socially equitable approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
A group of teens responded to the needs of 1,500 families in south Chicago who lacked easy access to a grocery store.

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