New Tool from Urban Institute Examines Equity of Federal Investments

To explore the distribution of infrastructure funds, the Urban Institute research team - funded by the Melville Trust as part of the Partnership for Equitable and Resilient Communities justice venture - developed a first-of-its kind, comprehensive database of projects funded in fiscal year 2022 through 66 federal grant programs contained within IIJA or from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development

From seed to harvest: a toolkit for collaborative racial equity strategies

Race Forward's guide to racial equity practices within community-government collaboration aimed at sustainability and renewable energy policies and programs.

Inequality in America: The history of redlining and how It still affects Black Americans

Interview with Andre M. Perry, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, about the practice of redlining in the U.S., how it impacted Black Americans from developing wealth, and what’s being done on a policy level to correct it.

We can end racial segregation in America

Richard Rothstein outlines how government policy helped make segregation worse, and how we can use the power of the government to reverse it in the twenty-first century.

Racism has a cost for everyone

Heather McGhee outlines how racism makes our economy worse -- and not just in ways that harm people of color.

What if disinvested communities had real power to allocate federal budget aid for local governments?

An exploration of how Buffalo might use a community-led process modeled by PUSH Buffalo for decisions about ARPA relief funding.

The mantra of white supremacy

Author and professor Ibram X. Kendi explores the ways that anti-racist has become a code word for “anti-white” among extremists in the Atlantic.

Theory of aligned contributions

The Theory of Aligned Contribution brings shared focus and accountability to complex goals.