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Innovate or Die?

June 25, 2019

How Detroit Became a Model for Urban Renewal

Maybe it's time for more cities to adopt Detroit's urban renewal model.
March 1, 2019

The Cost of Segregation

Billions in lost wages. Thousands of young people without the education they need to fulfill their potential. Hundreds of lives cut short by violence. These are among the steep costs all of us in the Chicago region pay by living so separately from each other.
October 25, 2018

Retail Realities – Rebuilding economic resiliency as brick and mortar goes to pieces

For years the Oakland, California, suburb of Pittsburg followed a traditional playbook in its efforts to revitalize its downtown: It tried to lure retailers. First, it focused on trying to replace the JCPenney and Montgomery Ward department stores that closed. That didn't work out.
September 4, 2018