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

What's New

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Exploring Urban Governance Worldwide

An online platform offers new ways of communicating and mapping the vast landscape of urban governance models and approaches to challenges faced by cities around the world. Read More
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Assessing Prisoner Reentry Programming

The report evaluates a community-based reentry program that attempted to help more than 700 formerly incarcerated people transition to home life in East Garfield Park, Chicago, between 2008 and 2013. Read More
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Data Ethics in the Age of the Quantified Society

MacArthur grantees and other leading thinkers from business, government, civil society, and academia convened at the Aspen Ideas Festival to explore and debate ethics in the age of the quantified society. Read More


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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Craig Howard

Director of Community and Economic Development
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Maurice Classen

Program Officer
Portrait of Alaina Harkness

Alaina Harkness

Program Officer
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Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
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Beth Gutelius

Research Associate
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Michelle Williams

Executive Secretary

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Communications Officer