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The federal government has historically not invested much in funding transit operations. But the CARES Act allocated $25 billion to transit, potentially setting a new precedent.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of public space, demonstrating that it’s more than a “nice to have” amenity. But not everyone has access to quality parks.
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Businesses hit hard by COVID-19 include restaurants, retail stores, beauty stores and spas, bars and nightlife venues, and fitness venues—key components of commercial corridors.
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People in rural areas deserve the same access to life-improving resources, services, and evidence as those in urban areas.
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A new analysis finds that support for transit referenda in the 2020 elections is likely to come from more racially diverse communities and denser communities located near the proposed transit investment.
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Businesses are often absent from cross-sector conversations, but they have unique ideas, resources, and influence that could contribute to impactful change.
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And three ways researchers and journalists can strengthen rural research and reporting.
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The standard zoning reform process hasn't traditionally created equitable outcomes. How can planners and policymakers change this?
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When cities do not deliberately center equity in technology programs, marginalized groups face the consequences.
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Understanding and tracking both racial and income segregation over time at the city level is a first step toward driving policy solutions to dismantle an unjust past and present.

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