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Urban-Community Project of the Month


2015 ACSM American Fitness Index


Past Urban Community Projects

1965 Moynihan Report: The Negro Family Revisited


2009 Israeli Arab / Palestinian Public Opinion Survey


The 2010 State of Evaluation Report



2015 ACSM American Fitness Index



Achieving the Anchor Promise  


A Choice With No Options: Atlanta Public Housing Residents' Lived Experiences in the Face of Relocation




A City is not a Toy: How SimCity Plays with Urbanism


A Study of St.Henri: Experiences of D isplacement in a Neighbourhood Undergoing Gentrification and Mega-Project Development


The Anchor Dashboard: Aligning Institutional Practice to Meet Low-Income Community Needs


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Coping with the Great Recession: Disparate Impacts on Economic Well-Being in Poor Neighborhoods


The End of the Segregated Century


Free Access to the edited book "Diversity and Disparities"  


The Global Reach of Land Trust Organizations  


A Growing Tradition, Examining the African American Family Foundation


A New Goal for America's High Schools: College Preparation for All


An Introduction to the Cuban Revolution and Its Current Challenges


Anchor Institutions and Urban Economic Development: From Community Benefit to Shared Value


At What Cost?: HIV and Human Rights Consequences of the Global War on Drugs


Ayse Pamuk International Affordable Housing Image Collection 


Community Benefit Agreements: the power, practice and promise of a responsible redevelopment tool (Annie E Casey Foundation)


Designing Dredge Studio: Toledo


A Dream Denied: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities


East Avenue Project: Racial Segregation and the City of Austin  


Eminent Domain: Implications for Community Redevelopment Efforts (Annie E Casey Foundation)


A Study of Closing Costs for FHA Mortgages


Alcohol Outlets as Attractors of Violence and Disorder: A Closer Look at the Neighborhood Environment  


Biggest Bang for the Buck: Researchers Weigh Stimulus Proposals


BMHA Perry Choice Neighborhood


Buffalo Shrinking City Studio


Building a Healthy Community: A Roadmap to Investment in the Central City South Neighborhood


Capital Availability in Inner Cities: What Role for Federal Policy? 


Charlotte Housing Authority's Moving Forward Program


Civic Engagement; Public Service, Personal Responsibility (Magazine of the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark)


Confronting Concentrated Poverty in Fresno


Cops, Kids and Culture


Diversity Awarnesses Quizzes - downloadable  


Do Federally Assisted Households have Access to High Performing Public Schools?


Dr. Kings Dream Denied: Fourty Years of Failed Federal Enforcement (2008 Fair Housing Trends Report)


Empowering Local Communities: Through Leadership Development and Capacity Building  


The End of Segregation? Hardly 


E Pluribus...Separation: Deepening Double Segregation for More Students


Evidence Matters: Transforming Knowledge into Housing and Community Development Policy (March 2014)  


Failed Promises: Assessing Charter Schools in the Twin Cities


Federal Policy Ideas for Community Revitalization 


Florence-Firestone Stories of Everyday Heroes


The Foreclosure Generation: The Long-Term Impact of the Housing Crisis on Latino Children and Families


Forging a New Housing Policy: Opportunities in the Wake of Crisis


Getting things done together: A workbook for achieving goals regionally


Healthy Eating and Physical Activity: Addressing Inequalities in Urban Environments 


High-Speed Internet Connectivity in North Carolina's Distressed Urban Areas


Hopeworks 'N Camden


Housing in America: The baby boomers turn 65


How Public is Private Philanthropy?


Immigration Policy and Less-Skilled Workers in the United States


In the Face of Gentrification: Case Studies of Local Efforts to Mitigate Displacement 


Investing in Community Land Trusts: A Coversation with Funders of CLTs


Is the Grass Always Greener?: Destination Characteristics of Former Public Housing Residents Views Six Months After Relocation


Journal of Community Power Building, Volume IV


The Labor Market Performance of Young Black Men in the Great Recession


Laying the groundwork for change: Demolition, urban strategy, and policy reform


Local Food Systems: Concepts, Impacts, and Issues


Low-Income Families and Communities (Brookings Institution)


Making a Business Case for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: Key Issues and Observations


The Making of Ferguson  


Managing Neighborhood Change: A Framework for Sustainable and Equitable Revitalization


Maximizing the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Opportunity


Mayors' Resource Guide on Vacant and Abandoned Properties


Move Out to Where: Initial Relocation Destinations of Former Public Housing Residents in Atlanta a Preliminary Brief


National Neighborhood Indicators Project 


The Nonprofit Sector in Brief: Public Charities, Giving and Volunteering


North Carolina's Distressed Urban Tracts: A View of the State's Economically Disadvantaged Communities


Out of Reach: Twenty-five years later, the affordable housing crisis continues  


Parent Power and Urban School Reform


Partnerships for Joint Use: Expanding the Use of Public School Infrastructure to Benefit Students and Communities


Partnership for Sustainable Communities - General Resources  


PFBC Technical Assistance for the Gary, Indiana (APA Planning and the Black Community Division)


Public Administration and the Impact Economy


Public School Choice in the District of Columbia A Descriptive Analysis


Putting Open Data to Work for Communities  


Race, Equity and Smart Growth: Why People of Color Must Speak for Themselves


Race Relations 2006: A Research Study




Racial Wealth Divde (RWD) Program 


The Reciprocal Relationship Between Housing and School Integration


Refugees from Central American gangs


Regulatory Report, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (NYU Institute for Policy Integrity)


Restoring the Health of Your Organization: A Practical Guide to Curing and Preventing Curruption in Local Governments and Communities


The Rivertown Simulation  


The Role of Investors in The One-To-Three Family REO Market: The Case of Cleveland


Shelter Force Fall 2007 Issue on Houing Policy


Social housing in New York Or: How NYCHA managed not to demolish the projectS


Special Issue on Active Transportation (SUSTAIN)


Social Capital and Social Geography


State of Black America 2013


State of New York City's Subsidized Housing


State of the States: The Poverty and Inequality Report


Strategic Property Code Enforcement and Impacts on Surrounding Markets


Team-Building and Participation: Guide to Tips on Principles and Practices


The Crisis Continues: Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee 2007   


The Dirksen Center Projects 


The Economic Costs of Poverty in the United States: Subsequent Effects of Children Growing Up Poor  


The Mechanics of City-School Initiatives: Transforming Neighborhoods of Distress & Despair into Neighborhoods of Choice and Promise


The Nonprofit Sector and the Federal Budget: Fiscal Year 2006 and Beyond 


The Quest for Inner-City Transformation


The State of Public Schools in Post-Katrina New Orleans


Threat and Humiliation: Racial Profiling, National Security, and Human Rights in the United States


The Uncharted, Uncertian Future of HOPEIV Redevelopments


Understanding the Implications of Raising the Minimum Wage in the District of Columbia  


The Urban Institute's Program on Neighborhoods and Youth Development: Understanding How Place Matters for Kids


Unions, Community-Based Organizations, and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs 


Urban Research-Based Action Network Newsletter


Urban Transition Historical GIS Project


US 2010: Discover America In the New Century (Census and other reports on segregation, race, and housing)


Vibrant Communities Canada 2002-2010 Evaluation Report


"We Are Not Just A Band-Aid": How Homeless Service Providers in Chicago Carry Out Policy Advocacy


Weathering the Storm; Have IDAs Helped Low-Income Homebuyers Avoid Foreclosure? 


What's Really Wrong with Ferguson?  


Where Did They Go?: The Decline of Middle-Income Neighborhoods in Metropolitan America 


White paper on the theory, economics, and practice of public benefit zoning  


Working Toward a Just World: Visions, Experiences and Challenges



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