Legislation & Policy

Advancing a new wave of urban competitiveness: The role of mayors in the rise of innovation districts

Report
Jun 20, 2017
Julie Wagner for BROOKINGS
Over the past year, the United States Conference of Mayors and the Brookings Institution, along with the Project for Public Spaces have worked together to capture a new model of growth that is emerging in cities and the particular roles that mayors can play. This handbook offers concrete strategi

Network Effectiveness in Neighborhood Collaborations: Learning from the Chicago Community Networks Study

Report
Nov 15, 2017
David M. Greenberg for MDRC
Federal, state, and local policies focused on neighborhood improvement have long emphasized the need for community organizations to share information, coordinate activities, and collaborate in the delivery of services.

Housing Not Handcuffs 2019: Ending the Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities

Report
Dec 16, 2019
Rajan Bal for NATIONAL LAW CENTER ON HOMELESSNESS & POVERTY
While three-quarters of Americans agree that housing is a human right, and an increasing number of elected offi cials are addressing it as such, our country has not put in place the policies to ensure that right, and as a consequence, millions of Americans experience homelessness in a national crisi