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Municipal broadband is one example of how the federal government can promote local policy innovation, even in states that tend to preempt a broader range of local laws.
Insights from Mexico's Minister of Housing and Urban Development can help inform how the federal government should influence local-level infrastructure.
History and evidence from abroad suggest better planning and collaboration across the federal government could improve how communities are built and ensure their residents have access to more equitable outcomes.
The pandemic highlighted the structural racism that upholds our political and economic systems and has long disadvantaged Asian, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Pacific Islander people and communities in this country.
New Markets Tax Credit can contribute to significant economic growth, but program improvements could ensure they help incumbent residents of low-income neighborhoods.
By learning from the steps taken by other countries, the Biden administration’s Safe Streets for All program can use its funding to effectively work toward the promise in its name.
How can public leaders push their policies to be more inclusive as we look toward a postpandemic future?
Our nation’s economy is built on the infrastructure system being structurally sound, efficient in performance, and equitable in delivery and construction.
Louisville’s local land-use challenges are not unique: Most American cities face class and racial segregation.

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