Why Stop At Research?

Why Stop At Research?

Research shows that where children grow up significantly affects their future. But what if there was a way to look at neighborhoods & predict a child’s future? It sounds like a crystal ball, but researchers at Opportunity Insights are using big data to do just this. Today, we share this new map while also encouraging citizens to think about how to make all neighborhoods places with more opportunity for all children.

Policies Keeping Us Fat

Policies Keeping Us Fat

A viral story called “Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong” is pushing readers to consider their attitudes towards overweight friends and neighbors. Where is the line between personal life choice and policy issue? Are there ways we could help our country as a whole live healthier? The answer is YES.

Will Busing Get Us Anywhere?

Will Busing Get Us Anywhere?

A recent New York Times article started an interesting discussion with its title, “How Do You Get Better Schools? Take the State to Court, More Advocates Say.” The article highlights a wave of lawsuits over quality of education. But an interesting theme arises in many of the interviews. These families may be talking about schools and busing, but they are also talking about their neighborhoods.

Something to Agree Upon

Something to Agree Upon

It’s pretty obvious. We are living in a highly polarized political environment right now. From discussions about Nike campaigns to anonymous letters from inside the White House, many people are sticking to conversations surrounding Bachelor in Paradise and wild weather like Hurricane Florence. But did you know there’s support for a certain idea that reaches across party lines?

Super Commuters & the Reasons Behind the Problem

Super Commuters & the Reasons Behind the Problem

In an article on super commuters, CityLab writes, “Lack of affordable housing and sub-par mass transit are boosting the ranks of ‘super commuters’ in some regions outside of pricey metros.” Although the article makes important points, there is another major factor pushing people to become “super commuters.”