What's New

  • America's Tomorrow Newsletter

    July 31, 2017

    The latest equity speaks podcast on fighting for an inclusive NYC transit system, featuring disability rights activist Sasha Blair-Goldensohn.

    See current issue and archives of America's Tomorrow newsletter here.

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  • All-In Cities

    All-In Cities is a new PolicyLink initiative to empower city officials, community advocates, and other civic leaders with the policy ideas, data, and hands-on assistance they need to advance racial economic inclusion and equitable growth. 

    Read the framing paper and sign up for email updates about the initiative at www.allincities.org

  • National Equity Atlas

    The National Equity Atlas is a first-of-its-kind data and policy tool for community leaders and policymakers working to build an equitable economy. The Atlas provides in-depth data, charts, and maps on demographic change, racial inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for the largest 150 regions, largest 100 cities, all 50 states, and the United States. It also includes examples of how communities are using equity data to drive policy change, groundbreaking analyses like the our new brief about the GDP gains from racial inclusion, and much more.

  • Jobs and Equity in the Urban Forest

    A recent study, Jobs and Equity in the Urban Forest, showcases the small, but growing range of policies, programs, and investments that — like GreenSkills — are harnessing jobs in the urban forest to build opportunity within low-income communities and communities of color. The study is co-authored by Ecotrust, a Portland, Oregon, nonprofit that promotes environmentally sound economic development, and PolicyLink, in partnership with Portland green infrastructure contractor, Verde Landscape.

  • Race, Place, and Jobs: Reducing Employment Inequality in America’s Metros

    The latest brief from the National Equity Atlas team, Race, Place, and Jobs: Reducing Employment Inequality in America’s Metros, analyzes the relationship between racial and spatial inequality in employment across America’s largest 150 metropolitan regions. We find that in several regions with large racial gaps in employment such as Youngstown and Milwaukee, unemployed workers of color tend to live in a small number of neighborhoods. In these places, neighborhood-targeted workforce development and job access strategies have the potential to increase racial equity and reduce disparities at the regional level, building stronger and more inclusive regional economies.

  • Equitable Innovation Economy

    Equitable Innovation Economies Initiative (EIE) is a multi-year project launched by the Pratt Center for Community Development in collaboration with PolicyLink and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance to help cities pursue more inclusive growth strategies in innovation and manufacturing.

  • New Issue Brief Series Highlights the Equity Imperative — and Solutions

    Each short brief describes key challenges and strategies to advance equity within the issue area, provides relevant data points and research findings on the economic benefits of equity, and shares an inspiring example of a win-win solution for equity and the economy already being implemented.