Community & Economic Development

The Foundation supports prevention of youth violence and the use of information technology to enhance governance, the social sector, and quality of life. MacArthur is exploring new ways to understand the challenges faced by cities around the world, and how to plan, manage, and govern to address them. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Fellowship to Connect Scholars with Policy Practitioners

The University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy has named Brett Goldstein, Chief Data and Information Officer for the City of Chicago, as its inaugural Fellow in Urban Science. Read More

"Chicago CDO to Leave Government "

From Government Technology
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"By the Numbers"

From The Economist
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Chicago Uses Crowdfunding to Grow Local Businesses, Create Jobs

World Business Chicago (WBC) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have launched Seed Chicago, a collaboration with Kickstarter that will highlight projects that create jobs and economic growth in Chicago’s neighborhoods. Read More
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Southwest Organizing Project

Empowering neighbors to transform communities

In one of Chicago’s most violent areas, gangs and abandoned buildings put communities on the edge of collapse. In such environments, it is easy for problems to seem insurmountable, for ...

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