A New America

America has not seen an argument for affordable housing, and infrastructure since the post-WWII 1950s.  At that time the incentive was in the service of veterans and a national defense strategy to spread out the population.  The approach today would be to build on American capacity for diversity and building America's energy future. The civil rights … Continue reading A New America

Urban Change

Many factors are at work, but the heart of the zero progress problem in education and the direct relationship it has with inequality. For African-Americans the data shows a gap in college achievement that remains wide, those with undergraduate degrees are less wealthy than white counterparts, and the chance that both spouses will have undergraduate … Continue reading Urban Change

Housing Networks

The housing expertise in New York City represents an extraordinary depth of staff from its network of neighborhood organizations to the extensive analytical prowess of national offices. So why are they failing? Brooklyn's nonprofit community development corporations and others have decades of experience in the preservation and development of housing throughout the city. This resource … Continue reading Housing Networks


Infrastructure investment in the United States is approaching a classic "line in the sand." One side of the line, federal legislators believe big-ticket investments can only be triggered by the unspoken policy of “catastrophic resolution.” On the other side, our legislators stand with, “whatever my constituents want and need” as if they had other leaders. … Continue reading Infra-What?