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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Network to Support City-University Partnerships

The MetroLab Network, seeks to strengthen and create partnerships between metro areas and their respective universities to research, develop, and deploy innovative technologies to address challenges facing the nation’s urban areas Read More

"UW, City of Seattle Join ‘Smart Cities’ Network"

University of Washington
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New Model to Improve Accuracy of Cook County Housing Assessments

The new residential assessment model was developed to address “regressivity,” which results in higher-priced homes being under-assessed. Read More
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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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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Craig Howard

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Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget

LaShonda Baldwin

Department Administrator

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Maurice Samuels

Program Officer, Evaluation