A mailer sent to low-income students with that promise led to a major jump in enrollment at the University of Michigan, according to a new study.
Homes in majority-black neighborhoods are worth $48,000 less on average than similar ones in neighborhoods with no black residents, research from the Brookings Institution and Gallup says.
The Indiana city’s new mobility-as-a-service pilot is helping low-income shift workers commute for free.
The city already requires operators to share real-time information on vehicle availability.
Proponents say incentivized mesh networks offer cheaper, faster service stood up by local entrepreneurs, civic hackers or homeowners associations.
The city wants to boost for-hire vehicle occupancy rates, while also improving low-income residents’ access to transportation and reducing traffic congestion.
The situational awareness dashboard at the city’s Traffic Operations Center is the first step in a grander plan.
St. Paul, Minnesota’s first black mayor shared his biggest takeaways from the program opener.
Mayor Joe Hogsett welcomed the increased connectivity for residents, but just where it will occur hasn’t been made public.
But not every organization working to end money bail and over-incarceration agrees they’re the wrong approach.
COMMENTARY | With programs to provide free college tuition for middle-class students to training workers for climate change-related jobs, state and local governments are looking to reduce inequality.
Two cities are debating whether it’s a form of discrimination.
The commitment has its origins in a 2016 research initiative addressing structural racism in five jurisdictions.
Disparities persist long after the largest race-based massacre in U.S. history.
Instead, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission provided state and local governments a lecture on fair governance.
Autonomous vehicles promise increased equity and efficiency, but a new report says governments need to make sure the right policies are regulating them.
“When you make the case properly, people are willing to pay into the system that reflects them.”
The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have teamed up to create the Communities Thrive Challenge, which will have 10 winners.
The diversity of the country's urban centers is not reflected in City Hall: In the 15 biggest U.S. cities, all but three mayors are white men, and none are women.
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