Community Development

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Governance and Politics in the Changing American City

Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study convened 30 prominent urban scholars from several social science disciplines to discuss new ideas and advance research on the changing nature of urban politics and governance. Read More
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Column to Explore the “Science of Cities”

The column aims to elevate the conversation about science, research, urban policy, and their growing connection. Read More
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What We’re Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

MacArthur is exploring new ways of understanding the complex and interconnected challenges faced by cities around the world, from violence to climate change, and new ways to plan, manage, and govern to address them. Read More
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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas and ... Read More