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An Evaluation of the New Communities Program

The New Communities Program is a flagship investment in the Foundation’s work to understand the dynamics of cities and neighborhoods as a mechanism for addressing major urban challenges.

"7 Big Ideas from the Aspen Ideas Festival"

Chicago Tribune
Related Grantee: Santa Fe Institute
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Experts Discuss Violence in Chicago

MacArthur’s Julia Stasch moderates a panel of experts discussing violence in Chicago
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Study Finds Increased Internet Use in Underserved Chicago Areas

Results from a MacArthur-supported study shows increased Internet usage in low and moderate-income communities in Chicago where a concentrated effort was made to educate residents about the internet and how it can improve their quality of ...
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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.

Staff

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Craig Howard

Director
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Mindy Martinez

Coordinator
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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer