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Making Cities Better Places

A series of papers published by the Social Science Research Council explore how core characteristics of big cities can be mobilized to make human life more just and democratic. Read More
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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
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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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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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Assessing Urban Governance in Europe and China

Two papers from the London School of Economics New Urban Governance Project, supported by MacArthur, explore the evolution of urban governance in Europe and China. Read More
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Supporting Innovation to Curb Youth Violence

Three innovative Chicago-based projects that focus on youth violence prevention have been selected for funding through the University of Chicago Crime Lab’s Chicago Design Competition, which is supported by MacArthur. Read More