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Almost a year into the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Urban Institute assesses what we've learned about transportation equity—and what these lessons mean for the future.
October 27, 2020, 10am PDT
Land use and zoning reform is not a magic wand, and effective changes to any planning regime change requires careful work. A new report Urban Institute provides case studies and guidance on how to achieve desired outcomes from a reform process.
September 16, 2020, 10am PDT
Independent landlords struggle to keep up with the cost of rental units and continue to face massive income drops caused by eviction moratoriums. Some of them are pushing back.
April 15, 2020, 7am PDT
The Urban Institute simulated a model to predict the cost of a universal housing assistance program to support those who face homelessness.
April 14, 2020, 9am PDT
Reduced demand for office space after coronavirus could lead New York landlords to consider the conversion of offices to residential spaces.
February 11, 2019, 12pm PST
A new study calls for "universal auto access" to combat poverty. It recommends subsidizing auto ownership or access for those who are economically unable to afford the high cost of owning, maintaining, and operating a personal motor vehicle.
September 30, 2018, 11am PDT
Efforts across the country show that these projects have the added benefit of improving community safety.
May 30, 2018, 11am PDT
A new report from the Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Planning Council looks at ways to fight perpetual segregation as Chicago's affluent white population booms.
May 1, 2018, 6am PDT
Across racial and economic lines, not all cities are recovering equally.
July 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
A study of three of the country's population and cultural centers reveals the kinds of discrimination same-sex couples and transgender individuals are likely to encounter on the rental market.
June 17, 2015, 11am PDT
Homeownership peaked at 67.3% in 2006. The Urban Institute forecasts its decline to the year 2030. Emily Badger of The Washington Post Wonkblog writes on the report released this month that evaluates homeownership rates among different demographics.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
January 26, 2015, 5am PST
Cities change. The people living in cities change. A new online tool from the Urban Institute allows users to forecast demographic trends as far out at 2030.
September 18, 2014, 10am PDT
A new visualization tool by the Urban Institute provides a vivid portrait of an unfortunate truth: the foreclosure crisis and other effects of the Great Recession real estate market were worse for minority groups.
May 23, 2012, 10am PDT
The financial crises faced by many municipalities has them searching for ever more creative means to bolster city budgets. As a result, non-profit institutions are increasingly being asked to complete payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreements.