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Analyzing Chicago’s FY17 Proposed Budget

In an analysis, the Civic Federation expresses its support for the FY17 proposed budget for the City of Chicago, while also putting forth recommendations for improving the city’s financial management. Read More
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Identifying What Works in Open Data

Through an exploration of case studies around the world, a report by The GovLab at New York University analyzes effective open data approaches and programs. Read More
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Mapping and Comparing Responsible Data Approaches

A report by The GovLab at New York University and Leiden University presents a framework for how humanitarian organizations can responsibly consider and use data. Read More
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Understanding Neuroscience and the Law

A brief published by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience provides an overview of “neurolaw” – the intersection between law and neuroscience. The brief summarizes opportunities and limitations in this new field as neuroscientific ... Read More
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Assessing Chicago Public Schools’ Budget Proposal

Chicago Public Schools’ proposed FY2017 budget remains out of balance, relying on uncertain funding and one-time measures in order to close a $1.1 billion operating deficit, according to an analysis by the MacArthur-supported Civic Federation. Read More
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Video: How Place Matters for Economic Mobility

The Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Planning Council hosted a day-long exploration of strategies to promote economic mobility for low-income families. Read More
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Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy

Inequality is a choice, not an inevitable byproduct of technology and globalization, according to a report by the Roosevelt Institute, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Read More