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New York Times: A Map of Every Building In America

Most of the time, The New York Times asks you to read something. Today we are inviting you, simply, to look. On this page you will find maps showing almost every building in the United States.

City Lab: Why the U.S. Needs Better Crime Reporting Statistics

What's really the most dangerous American city? The way crimes are currently counted can easily confuse and mislead.

New York Times: What's really the most dangerous American city? The way crimes are currently counted can easily confuse and mislead.

One morning last year, Michele Carter woke up to find an eviction notice slipped under her apartment door.

Boston Globe: Can Boston's developers merge art and equity?

Not every city can have a single charismatic visionary like Gates driving creative reuse of urban spaces. 

Enterprise: Opportunity360 at One Year – And Beyond

We hope you’ve enjoyed celebrating the one-year anniversary of Opportunity360 with us. Over the past year it’s been exciting to watch this unique and powerful resource be used…

Meeting of The Minds: How Homeownership Builds Individual and Community Wealth

Ever since, and long before, the housing market crashed in 2008, with its devastation of homes, neighborhoods and lives, pundits and policy makers have debated the wisdom of advocating for homeownership – particularly in minority communities. 

Fast Company: Being born in the wrong ZIP code can shorten your life

“State and local governments could play a role in increasing life expectancies,” writes Professor Jessica Young.

Strong Towns: Opportunity Zones, But for Whom?

If you’re plugged into the urbanist blogosphere, you’ve probably heard something about the new federal Opportunity Zones by now. 

Fast Company: A new Ikea report is an unsettling look at life in the 21st century

“Almost half of Americans (45%) go to their car to have a private moment to themselves,” the company reports in a new survey of 22,000 people in 22 countries.

Podcast: It’s the Little Things

Want to better your community but don’t know where to start? 

Nonprofit AF: 7 game-changing things nonprofits can learn from for-profits

A while ago, I read about Juicero, a wifi-connected juicing machine. It was originally $700, and you had to subscribe to these proprietary packets of cut-up fruit and veggies for $7 each. 

Boston Globe: 'Mass displacement is a crisis': Building clearouts are becoming increasingly common

Mass displacement is a crisis': Building clearouts are becoming increasingly common in Boston.