A report from MacArthur grantee National Skills Coalition explores ways that federal policy can better support cities’ efforts to integrate human and physical capital investments, particularly in the areas of public housing and transit-oriented development.  Building Pathways to Employment (pdf) is the result of collaboration with local leaders in Baltimore, Chicago, New Orleans, the Twin Cities, and Seattle who are working to bridge the worlds of community and workforce development locally. The report states that America’s cities have the potential to be the engines of full national economic recovery and growth, and that realizing this potential requires integrated investments in places and people.

Community & Economic Development, Chicago, Community Development, United States