Economic Opportunity

The Center for Opportunity Urbanism recently released a report by Tory Gattis, Maximizing Opportunity Urbanism With Robin Hood Planning, wh Blog Post
Aug 20, 2015   By Todd Litman
According to Brookings, this research is intended to inform local debates over the minimum wage. Drawing on Census data, the report finds that astronomical income gains are still concentrated among the biggest cities.
Mar 28, 2015   Brookings Institution
A new blog post from Jonathan Rothwell discusses the impact of neighborhoods on upward mobility.
Nov 18, 2014   Brookings Institution
Recent data shows that workers need cars to access jobs and economic opportunity. What can planners do to expand access to jobs via other alternative modes of transportation?
Oct 27, 2014   Brookings: The Avenue
The skills and location data of over 175 million LinkedIn members were mined to produce a map displaying the industries most common in major cities throughout the United States and Europe.
Oct 24, 2014   LinkedIn Blog
Richard Reeves explains the factors that limit or assist social mobility for people born into the lowest economic quintile in American society.
Aug 21, 2014   Brookings Institution
A recent paper by Harvard economists Daniel Shoag and Peter Ganong titled, Why Has Blog Post
Jul 26, 2012   By Todd Litman
I spent last week at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila, in the Philippines, where we are starting on an exciting but humbling project: developing a more comprehensive framework for transport project evaluation. Among o Blog Post
Jan 17, 2011   By Todd Litman