Embedding Equity Into Economic Development
It is another summer in which America’s deep racial fault lines are being painfully exposed. Following the horrific violence...
Three Ways Your City Can Prosper by Embracing Equity
. Two years ago, New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio captivated voters with his “tale of two cities” narrative summarizing...
Seizing the Moment to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing
Housing and community development issues do not get the attention they deserve in the national media, but our field is having a moment. Last...
Local Leaders Just Gained a New Tool to Address Inequality
A new Brookings Institution analysis confirms what we are feeling: inequality continues to climb in cities, and large income...
Can We Bend the Sharing Economy Toward Equity?
For all of its promises to increase prosperity and sustainability, the so-called “sharing economy” has a serious dark side.
Say It Loud: Inequality is Bad for Everyone
There is an invisible culprit in the great scandal of inequality in America: your Econ. 101 textbook. Go ahead, dig it out from that storage chest, and undoubtedly you’ll read that inequality, while we might not like it, is good for economic growth and progress. This idea has undergirded decades of policymaking, and […]
Want a Stronger Economy? Focus More on Racial Inclusion
As housing and community development practitioners, you need little convincing that dismantling racial barriers to economic opportunity—from policing practices to exclusionary zoning—is critical to building stronger, more cohesive communities. But what about the economic cost of these persistent racial inequities? Might segregated regions not just undermine the country’s moral fabric, but also hinder its […]