Young people and the "stop snitching" subculture in Philadelphia. 

August 29, 2011

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A report on the concentrated poverty that persists in New York.  

April 12, 2012

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Aging, intergenerational relationships, and residential mobility.

September 25, 2012

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Cities are realizing that the arts drive economic development and attract tourists.

March 14, 2012

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Does transparency mean more democracy?

Data.gov was established with the goal of making the US government more transparent and “establishing a new standard of openness.” It provides access to copious government data on topics as varied as unemployment records and Medicare costs. Data.gov is part of an open-data movement that has spread around the globe. Twenty-one countries have so far at least partially opened up their data for public use. But does having more data available to more people really mean greater democracy?

November 01, 2011

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Making downtown family-friendly: lessons from Canada. 

September 11, 2012

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Russell Shorto in the New York Times on how widespread bicycle use affects culture in the Netherlands. 

August 17, 2011

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Report examining access to and satisfaction with organizations providing leisure time activities for kids in Phoenix.

July 31, 2012

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An interactive map from the Chicago Tribune shows the number of households with same-sex partners in Chicagoland, according to the 2010 Census. 

August 16, 2011

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What is the effect of mass incarceration on urban black families?

More than seven times as many people are incarcerated in the United States as in Europe. The main victims of the prison boom are minority, particularly African American, men, who, as sociologist Bruce Western has found, are eight times more likely to have served time in prison than white men.

June 01, 2011

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An op-ed in the LA Times considers how the "white flight" of white residents moving from the suburbs to the city will affect inner city culture. 

August 15, 2011

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