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Placemaking can encourage investments in communities through targeted economic development.
Google recently announced a $1 billion investment in affordable housing in the Bay Area.
Local governments are increasingly recognizing that restrictive zoning can suppress housing supply.
Historic racial fault lines in Chicago also persist in its capital markets.
Local governments and organizations are forming coalitions to encourage census responses in 2020.
Families Forward is an innovative two-generation program operated by BangorHousing, a small public housing authority.
The Pritzker Traubert Foundation seeks to support revitalization projects on the South and West Sides of Chicago.
Income inequality may be a good measure of equity at the national level, where borders are more rigid and migration is difficult, but it is not as useful at the city level.
Bikeshare riders generally travel to neighborhoods that have similar demographics to where they start.
How can local leaders help align public and private investments for the good of the entire region?

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