November 16, 2016, 9am PST
As gentrification pressures push into ever expanding parts of country, the need for inclusive community development continues to grow along with it. The Urban Institute shares some ideas for ensuring the financial clout of CDFIs.
October 15, 2016, 1pm PDT
In the United States, rates of homeownership among Latino families lag far behind those of white families. A recent article from the Urban Institute digs into the causes and effects of this issue.
January 2, 2016, 1pm PST
Eight Chicago universities have agreed to engage with the city and local communities as they invest in their neighborhoods. The hope is to increase opportunities for employment and economic growth.
December 12, 2015, 11am PST
Planners convene to discuss a model plan for the smart growth of an aging population.
November 25, 2015, 2pm PST
A new study examines the question of how to achieve neighborhood transformation through the Choice Neighborhoods federal grant program.
November 7, 2015, 5am PST
The recovery from the housing crisis of the Great Recession has proven uneven in more ways than one. One not insignificant feature: less lending to minority homebuyers.
August 1, 2015, 9am PDT
While the vast majority of cities saw an increase—or no decrease—in neighborhood inequality since 1990, nearly 30 regions became more equal. But paper equality can be problematic when the rich simply up and left town.
June 9, 2014, 11am PDT
Houston's incredible rate of growth since 2000 has created a demographic and economic milieu that presents a unique set of challenges, and potential, that is often ignored by federal policies.
November 18, 2011, 9am PST
Planners have debated for decades that surveillance cameras don't deter crime, more "eyes on the street" do. A recent study shows that the cameras are worth their expense, in some cases.
July 8, 2004, 1pm PDT
A new report from the Urban Institute examines the hidden life of urban parks in creating stronger neighborhoods.