1. Ten Principles for Building Urban Resilience

    Well-planned investments in urban resilience to mitigate the impacts of climate change can also improve a city’s economic performance and livability, a report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) finds. Funded by the Kresge Foundation and the New York Community Trust, the report, Ten Principles for Building Resilience, outlines the...
  2. Coalition Pilots Walking School Bus to Combat Childhood Obesity

    Healthy West Kendall is an initiative powered by West Kendall Baptist Hospital but driven by the community, with vision of becoming the Healthiest Community in Florida.  The goal is to inspire the residents to think differently about their health and the health of the community.  This includes from the food...
  3. Suicide in the City: Do Characteristics of Place Really Influence Risk?

    The city where an individual lives can influence the risk of dying by suicide, according to a new study from sociologists at Rice University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. “Suicide in the City: Do Characteristics of Place Really Influence Risk?” appears in the latest edition of Social Science...
  4. State of Black America – Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs + Justice

    The 2015 State of Black America e-book, Save Our Cities: Educations, Jobs + Justice, includes full data sets and analysis for the 2015 National Equality Index™; full 70-city list of Black–White and Hispanic–White Metropolitan Area Equality Index rankings for unemployment and income; 50-State Education Equality Index and full rankings based...
  5. Safe and Successful Youth Initiative: Violence Prevention Program for Youth

    Youth violence presents significant challenges across the U.S., disrupts communities and economic development, increases health care costs, and decreases property values—not to mention the human impact. In 2010, Massachusetts was the most violent state in the Northeast—the MA Public Health Council reported 1,667 homicide victims between 2001 and 2010, with...
  6. Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Foster Care

    LGBTQ foster youth are twice as likely to report poor treatment and more likely to live in group homes and to have more foster care placements. Approximately 1 in 5, or 1,400 foster youth in Los Angeles County, home to the nation’s largest population of foster youth, identify as LGBTQ....