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The Challenges That Face Our Cities


  • Affordable Housing

    Affordable Housing

    Creating and sustaining inclusive and stable neighborhoods has never been easy, but new challenges around housing have arisen in recent years. From the sub-prime and foreclosure crises to the contentious debates around gentrification,…

  • Disaster Recovery

    Disaster Recovery

    Natural, man-made, and economic disasters are increasingly a part of our daily news and our daily experiences. From the Tsunami of 2005 to Hurricane Katrina to earthquakes and floods in Haiti and Pakistan,…

  • Food Security

    Food Security

    The intersection of rising food prices with urban disinvestment have created an opportunity for urban agriculture, food security and food justice in cities across the United States. As the experience of Al Aubry…

  • Immigration


    As cities grow, the questions we must consider are more complex than simply “where will people live?” As the demographic diversity of our cities increases and people become increasingly migratory, we have to…

  • Urban Planning

    Urban Planning

    Urban planning has become increasingly important over the last several decades. Numerous issues come into play within the seemingly sterile world of planning: Issues of transportation, affordable housing, immigration and environmental justice all…