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In this #LookBack podcast, @KateBundorf of @DukeSanford and @DukeMargolis and Jessica Banthin of @urbaninstitute talk to Deputy Editor @MelindaBBuntin about how health coverage changed during the #COVID19 pandemic. ja.ma/3JhoEqA
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Very sad to hear the news that Bill Gorham, the founding president of the Urban Institute, has passed away. urban.org/william-gorham…
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From @BrettTheodos, @KregSteven, @mneal_econ, @esseidman, & @shenarashley: How can we ensure new private & philanthropic investments in racial equity lead to real, sustained economic opportunities for communities long denied them? urbn.is/3246OpV
.@swartell on the death of Urban’s founding president Bill Gorham: "His commitment to bringing the power of social science to improve lives & strengthen communities inspired so many over the years." urbn.is/3Jp9LTp
.@yfreemark: "Rail systems are not just for wealthy white people... We need to make sure we understand the dynamics that are occurring in ridership around rail systems." (via @srfreish) urbn.is/3HiTe1o
One-third of American families don’t have the diapers they need to keep babies clean, dry, and healthy, write @HM_Sandstrom & Juanita Jaramillo. urbn.is/323YsPD
.@NSClearinghouse data show nearly 15% fewer students at the nation’s public 2-year colleges in the fall compared with 2 years earlier, reports @wpnick. urbn.is/3qFdzaG
.@kimberlynleary: "Once racial equity—in both tangible and symbolic forms—is truly on the agenda, city leaders can make real progress toward creating a just and equitable world." urbn.is/3cSLRll
Of 1,216 PhDs awarded in economics in 2020, 797 (66%) went to men & 419 (34%) to women. More from @davidmwessel: urbn.is/3Fz8aYK
.@dianabelliott: "That is always the goal of the census, to count everybody who is living in the US... & to count them where they live. It’s very challenging, with every decade it gets more & more challenging." (via @ne0ngenes1s) #2020Census urbn.is/3qumED0
.@FollowKaranK on the 2022 housing market: "If you think you're going to wait on the sidelines for the market to cool off, that usually doesn't work." (via @alixlangone) urbn.is/33Xef3b
In @TIME: Americans experienced less material hardship during the pandemic than before the pandemic urbn.is/3mFGJ89 Read the full report: urbn.is/3sFsJ1V
Steven Martin: "Movement in is happening, just at a lower rate than before, so people are still being attracted into the area... I’m not ready to decree that a new age has dawned in DC." (via @TaraBahrampour, @Marissa_Jae) urbn.is/3EAkXss
.@BrettTheodos on a Chapel Hill #OpportunityZone: "It’s more likely the investments were going to happen anyway... It’s just not fundamentally a powerful enough, or certain enough, incentive to really drive investment." (via @zeanes) urbn.is/3qxaEjX
Rural America accounts for 5.1 million of the nation’s renter households, with nearly 20% paying more than half their incomes on rent, reports @KatyODonnell_. urbn.is/3qsNwDn
.@RJRetirePolicy: "Women are considerably more likely to experience poverty in retirement than men." (via @paula_span) urbn.is/3JnZhDJ
Glad to see @urbaninstitute making news worth remembering in 2021. Great piece of research comes in at #21 in the @nytimes quiz. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
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In 2021, Urban hosted more than 100 public (& largely virtual) events. Catch up on what you missed, & stay tuned for more great content in 2022: urbn.is/3qjUYka
The latest on [email protected]: Looking back at a year of data science. urbn.is/3pkcGF1
From confronting racist symbols in cities to sharing lessons for an equitable recovery, these are the 10 Urban Wire posts that elevated debate in 2021. urbn.is/3emxLIx
.@richardcauxier: It’s not unusual for governors of either party to propose raises for state workers when the economy’s doing well, but "what’s happening now is different." (via @squinton_states) urbn.is/3H4MsMH
.@delislealleges: "At this phase, we should think about targeted assistance rather than this very broad approach & it’s creating a lot of windfall benefits." (via @katiadmi, @cfb_18) urbn.is/3yTGWJI
Ilham Dehry on @frontlinepbs: "What we observed were some of the largest short-term reductions in poverty that we’ve seen." urbn.is/3yRrVZ4
Michael Karpman: "Policies to reduce drug prices, limit out-of-pocket costs, & expand health insurance coverage could help many people get the prescription drugs they're currently unable to pay for." (via @HealthDayTweets) urbn.is/3Ep87xp
What lessons from Australia could help policymakers fix the US child care market in the long term? urbn.is/3FnBwcs
From Sandy Baum & @chingos: How a pause on student loan payments affects different borrowers urbn.is/3yQKgWd
In a typical year not marked by massive unemployment & and economic upheaval, the expanded CTC would lift 4.3 million children out of poverty, reports @hgrabenstein: urbn.is/3Em0CHy Full analysis: urbn.is/378JLtw
So I guess I'll be tweeting out this August 2020 piece every 3 months forever? urban.org/urban-wire/ext…
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Greg Acs: "If kids are not poor, if households are not stressed by poverty, then they’re more likely to… do better in school, get more education & be on a better path forward as adults." (via @priyankaboghani) urbn.is/3yRrVZ4
Fredric Blavin: Unmet needs are "most common among women, those with low incomes, & I think most importantly, those with multiple chronic health conditions, which could potentially have serious implications for someone’s health." (via @WyattGoolsby) urbn.is/3ms7yMV
Getting to lead a discussion with @judithheumann & @HakizimanaNora was one of my favorite @urbaninstitute moments of the year : urbn.is/3uiFWv1 via @urbaninstitute
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99% of families enrolled in a cash transfer program in DC reported that the cash helped them remain financially stable, writes @MarthasTableorg's Kim R. Ford: urbn.is/3EjYIHk Learn more about THRIVE East of the River: urbn.is/3spl2gr
"What we’re seeing is a long historical process playing out, where Black populations that were kept in place by legal & social barriers can now decide...where to live. Those barriers certainly haven’t disappeared, but they have weakened." (via @akesslerdc) urbn.is/32jemWr
.@FollowKaranK: "Mortgage credit has been arguably exceedingly tight over the last 10 years after the Great Recession, & nonbanks actually have made credit more available than it would otherwise be." (via @JGOODHEART1) urbn.is/3sqgN40
.@ElaineMaag on work requirements: "By and large, people want to work, but they have a lot of barriers to work." (via @ArisFolley, @njagoda) urbn.is/30QwKFu
.@gordontrac, @aravindbodu, & @LGermanTweets in @routefifty: Most cities have focused equity initiatives on spending & dedicated less time to incorporating equity into how they raise revenue. urbn.is/3FlkFHd
.@BrettTheodos: "It’s not clear to me why we are subsidizing a public housing authority to operate in other states where it has no unique insights." (via @jimmor12) urbn.is/3qyUCGD
Up to 15 million people, including nearly 6 million children, could be at risk of losing their Medicaid eligibility when the protection expires, reports @PhilMcCausland. urbn.is/3yLfTjK
.@EcocityJoe: Blight "really is a community problem, & the cost of doing nothing means you have impacts on a particular neighborhood & those impacts just kind of reverberate." (via @ByRenatta) urbn.is/3eb3QCP
While historical experience and current challenges suggest that utility, telecommunications, and rental (UTR) data are not a panacea, with thoughtful development, it has the potential to benefit a considerable number of consumers. urban.org/research/publi…
.@TomasEMonarrez & Carina Chien: “Unequal school attendance zones do not only perpetuate racial and ethnic segregation, they amplify inequality between students of color and their white peers, all while being almost right next to each other.” urbn.is/3yHEGFs
Read 10 Urban Wire posts that elevated the debate in 2021: urban.org/urban-wire/10-…
As the national dialogue shifted from relief toward pandemic recovery this year, Urban researchers analyzed what it would take to bolster resilience, center equity, and ensure we’re better prepared for future crises. urban.org/urban-wire/10-…
Report: What unique challenges do young people face when applying for & accessing safety net programs? urbn.is/3s7sMnb
State home visiting administrators and local program leaders can leverage available federal funds and local partnerships to ensure more families have access to the diapers they need. urbn.is/323YsPD
Report: In the wake of 2020’s racial protests, corporate & philanthropic America have signaled a new level of responsibility & urgency for closing equity gaps. How can we ensure this leads to real, sustainable change? urbn.is/3246OpV
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