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The Urban Institute is a nonprofit policy research organization created in 1968 to sharpen thinking about America's problems and efforts to solve them, improve government decisions and their implementation, and increase citizens' awareness about important public choices. Its research agenda includes national issues that reflect, respond to, and at times anticipate society's changing needs. Institute researchers identify and measure social problems, assess their solutions, spot trends, evaluate social and economic programs and policy options, and offer technical assistance in policy and program development. The Urban Institute acts as coordinator of NNIP, providing technical assistance to the partners, processing national data sets for local use, and facilitating the sharing of tools and lessons learned among the partners.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes creative placemaking with its flagship Our Town initiative and its predecessor, the Mayor’s Institute on City Design 25th Anniversary... [read more]
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Federal Reserve Board are co-hosting an interactive conference in Baltimore, Maryland on creative uses of data and technology to promote public and... [read more]