Common Ground helps reduce the number of people sleeping on New York City streets by opening residential buildings for the homeless and impaired.
The nonprofit sector has taken on the management of a wide range of heretofore government services. Some portions of mass transit should be next.
In the aftermath of the US housing crisis, Habitat for Humanity is working to build not just affordable homes, but affordable communities.
From Vision to Action features tried-and-true ways to mitigate the effects of poverty in America.
The vast majority of neighborhoods in American cities do not "trade places." Instead, concentrated poverty and its opposite, concentrated affluence, are surprisingly persistent.
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Due to the rapid growth of its cities, China's middle class is growing—but so is its urban poor.
The public debate around climate change is no longer about science—it’s about values, culture, and ideology.
Oregon’s land-use policies have preserved farmland and led to smart urban growth.
The Barr Fellows Network is changing the way work gets done in Boston’s large and entrenched social sector.
Entrepreneurs are setting up shop in the nation's urban food deserts.