Don't Move People Out of Distressed Places. Instead, Revitalize Them

A new study shows that place-based policies are key to helping people in distressed cities, where investments should be tailored to local economic conditions.

The Double Whammy: Housing and Income Inequality

New research shows how housing and income inequality reinforce one another, effectively splitting the U.S. into two different economies.

Almost Half of State Supreme Courts Have Only White Judges, Report Finds

In many states, the highest court lacks diversity. Thirteen supreme courts have never had a person of color serve on the bench, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.

Why Children Born in Big Cities Earn More As Adults

Just being born in a big city has a positive effect on later-life wages, new research finds.

Don’t Be Afraid of a Cashless Future

COMMENTARY | City ordinances requiring businesses to accept cash payments to protect the poor are missing the larger picture.

The Cybersecurity Crisis Requires Getting Serious About Diversity

It is not simply a numbers game: diversity is a proven “differentiator” that research shows makes organizations better.

City's Restriction on Women Going Topless in Public Withstands Court Challenge

The ruling in the Missouri case follows at least two other court decisions this year involving the "free the nipple" movement.

Where Are the Black Hemp Farmers?

Black farmers make up a mere 1.4 percent of the country’s 3.2 million farmers. Some see an opportunity to improve representation in the new sector of legalized hemp.

Uneven State Juvenile Record Laws Cause Uneven Youth Outcomes

A marijuana possession conviction as a juvenile goes away in Rhode Island but not without a fight in Idaho.

The Inequality of Parks and Green Space

New research finds that income, education, and race are correlated with access to green space across and within U.S. metro areas. But some cities are more equitable than others.

Why HR Managers Should Be Partnering With State Governments

Legislatures are taking up important issues of key interest to companies and their employees.

A Mayor’s Perspective: Women and Automation on the Rise

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley reflects on the changing conversation around technology and why executive roles in politics have been particularly difficult for women to obtain.

Bike Share Continues to Have an Equity Problem

Washington, D.C made it a goal to place more bike stations in disadvantaged neighborhoods, but wealthier, white areas are favored while usage remains low in predominantly black wards.

Rural People With Disabilities Are Still Struggling to Recover from the Recession

Not everybody has found employment even as the U.S. economy as a whole added jobs.

Making Farming Available to New and Diverse People

The farm bill on Trump’s desk funds programs that help make farming more accessible.

A Guarantee of Tuition-Free College Can Have Life-Changing Effects

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.

Report: Racial Bias Continues to Limit Black Homeowners’ Wealth, Upward Economic Mobility

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.

South Bend’s Mayor on What Local Governments Can Learn From Estonia

The Indiana city’s new mobility-as-a-service pilot is helping low-income shift workers commute for free.

How D.C. Wants to Use Bike-Share Data to Improve Equity

The city already requires operators to share real-time information on vehicle availability.