Through the development of novel software and a deep commitment to the user experience, Jimmy Chen is improving the food stamp experience for America’s 40 million recipients and rethinking how to address consumer financial health.
Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey has taken the unprecedented step of abolishing single-family zoning to reverse the long-standing effects of segregation. He talks to us about the power of local, regulatory policy to create more diverse and equitable communities, starting with affordable housing.
The introduction of a new light rail line would better connect the neighborhood of Boyle Heights to downtown Los Angeles. But it might also raise property values in the largely low-income Latino community, forcing longtime residents to move farther afield. Isela Gracian wasn’t about to let that happen.
The former chief resilience officer for the City of Boston discusses how to embed equity into the resilience discussion and cultivate meaningful community engagement.
Disasters can strike at any time, and climate change will likely make them more severe and frequent. Hazard events can be sudden or slow moving, caused by natural processes, and exacerbated by human actions.