Are Promise Neighborhoods worth the cost?

In May 2010, President Barack Obama announced a request for $210 million in federal funding for the Promise Neighborhoods Program, an effort to replicate the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) model in twenty cities across the United States.

March 01, 2011

Filed under: Issues


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development annouces the first grant winners for the new Choice Neighborhoods Initiative.

March 21, 2011

Filed under: New & Noteworthy


Charlotte Brooks on competition and ethnic rivalry in San Francisco's Chinatown between 1937 and 1942, in the Journal of Urban History. 

April 13, 2011

Filed under: New & Noteworthy


How Berlin's history explains its low rents.

May 18, 2012

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How the media portrayed the French banlieues (suburbs) during the 2007 presidential election.

May 24, 2012

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HUD launches Innovation of the Day to crowdsource urban and housing development practices

August 17, 2012

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Mogadishu, today torn with strife, was once a grand colonial city.

November 24, 2011

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The Big Think blog recounts the 1917 planning of a false Paris, 18 miles from the true city center, to throw off German bombers.

November 18, 2011

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As the federal government discusses plans for implementing high-speed rail in the United States, Next American City considers how it might be done successfully.

March 23, 2011

Filed under: New & Noteworthy


The White House announces the Urban Waters Federal Partnership--a new initiative to develop ways for the federal government to partner with local agencies to revitalize local waterways. 

June 29, 2011

Filed under: New & Noteworthy