Urban Institute research sheds fresh light on the daunting challenges facing America’s metros in today’s economy:
- Mitch Downey and Meagan Cahill show how revitalizing two DC public housing projects reduced crime.
- Sheila Zedlewski argues that federal welfare isn’t the safety net it should be now.
- Margery Turner revisits questions of equity and opportunity in post-Katrina New Orleans.
- The job losses and foreclosures plaguing Philadelphia mirror national signs of what may be a double-dip recession.
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