· 5 October 2020
Click on “read article” to view the first part of the video of the forum; candidates James Pierce, Josh Ahlberg, Ukasha Dakane, Carolyn Jackson, and most of the time with Janet Kitui.
· 5 October 2020
Click on “read article” to view the second part of the video of the forum: end of Q&A with Janet Kitui, followed by Rhonda Bland.
University of Pennsylvania ·
Learn about the challenges facing cities today, and converse with some of the pre-eminent minds in urban research. Click on “read article” for registration information.
Sightline Institute · 3 September 2020
Momentum has been building for federal action on zoning laws that shut out poor people by banning modest, multi-dwelling homes.
New York Times · 24 August 2020
In the 20th century, local and federal officials, usually white, enacted policies that reinforced racial segregation in cities and diverted investment away from minority neighborhoods in ways that created large disparities in the urban heat environment. The consequences are being felt today.
Route Fifty · 20 August 2020
States and local governments already haven’t been investing enough to help build housing that poor families, and sometimes even middle-class people, can afford. And now funding could be yet another victim of the coronavirus.
The Conversation · 17 August 2020
The availability of data clearly showing just how wide the racial inequality gap is would put pressure on Congress to find ways to help Black Americans accumulate wealth and the means to secure affordable housing.
continuum.umn.edu · 29 July 2020
After exposing structural racism in Hennepin County, the Mapping Prejudice project at the University of Minnesota Libraries has received new funding to develop its digital tools so they can be used by communities across the country.
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis · 28 July 2020
Black and Hispanic homeowners face property tax assessment rates 10 to 13 percent higher than non-minority homeowners in same tax jurisdiction.
Quartz · 11 February 2020
A new study suggests there’s widespread interest among American parents in sending their kids to schools that are substantially integrated. It’s a preference shared across racial lines and income brackets, by mothers and fathers, Democrats and Republicans, and among parents of every level of educational attainment.
So why do families, when given the choice, routinely pick schools that further segregate the system?
StarTribune · 21 July 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, a new poll finds it is having different effects on Americans’ economic well-being. For some, the virus has meant lost income or struggles to pay bills on time — particularly among Hispanic, Black and younger Americans.