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Under the Love Your Block model, city officials receive grants to support community groups of volunteers.
Other cities can—and should—follow New York's lead in aligning the SDGs with local priorities and tracking and publicly reporting on local progress.
Tech innovations can often exacerbate the economic and racial inequities plaguing many US communities.
Civil rights groups recently filed a lawsuit against HUD for suspending the implementation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.
Organizations seeking to improve communities often stay in their lane and don’t recognize data and technology as powerful tools.
A new data tool shows which counties are doing better at accessing federal funds.
Researchers seeking to improve communities should engage with local residents in trauma-informed ways.
The moments after a disaster are critical for determining who recovers and how.
Nearly 40 percent of the Bay Area's new Opportunity Zones already receive high levels of investment.
Living in low-poverty communities enables low-income people to improve their economic outlook.

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