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Scarce and more expensive labor is a key contributor to the high cost of housing construction.
Regulators, banks, and community advocates all agree that the Community Reinvestment Act could better support low-income communities.
To connect more students to employment, college administrators need to act quickly and creatively.
If parks aren’t designed with residents in mind, they can go underutilized, or the opposite—price long-time residents out of the neighborhood.
Many of the 44.7 million Americans with student loan debt are also in their prime homebuying years.
Population counts don’t show everything cities should know about their housing needs.
As candidates offer ideas, Urban's scholars apply data and analytics to deepen public understanding of their potential impacts.
School resuming after the holidays can be a welcome return for young people facing food insecurity.
Opportunity Zone regulations allow a broad range of uses and do not require investments to benefit residents.
The census has wide-reaching implications for the allocation of resources and our knowledge of America’s communities.

The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

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The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

The decennial Census will gather the most complete picture of America of the past 10 years, but its accuracy is in jeopardy.

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Structural Racism in America

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Structural Racism in America

Public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate our country's racial inequalities. 

Critical Value: An Urban Institute Podcast

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Critical Value: An Urban Institute Podcast

Experts discuss the best available data and evidence on topics that matter.

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