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Building on a Unique History as an Integrated Village

The Village of Park Forest was established in 1948 to house military veterans as the nation’s first planned community after World War II. Park Forest was initially designed as one of the few…

Park Forest
Park Forest
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Developing an Office of Equity

In 2017, San Antonio, Texas was ranked one of the most unequal cities in the country by the Economic Innovation Group. Recognizing the ranking and the history of segregationist policies that led to it, San Antonio’…

San Antonio
San Antonio
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This is a guest post by Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans.

Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans’s jail population exceeded 6,500 inmates. When we came into office in 2010, we made a commitment to the people of New Orleans…

New Orleans
New Orleans
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For the City of Tacoma, the push toward racial equity demonstrates the power that lies in the hands of concerned residents. Over a year before the city government took public action, local leaders were urged by community members to analyze…

Tacoma, Washington
Tacoma, Washington
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Looking at the root causes of racial injustice can be a daunting process for a city, but it can be less intimidating with a partner. St Louis Park, Minnesota, has found a collaboration through the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) and the…

SLP
SLP
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Although the City of Madison, Wisconsin created an Office of Civil Rights and prioritized equity work in its public health department prior to 2013, a confluence of factors led the city to establish a formal Racial Equity and Social Justice…

Madison State Capitol
Madison State Capitol
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Early efforts to integrate financial capability strategies into youth employment programs have demonstrated some promising approaches for city leaders and practitioners to consider when designing or expanding programs. Learn how one of…

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Tackling issues related racial inequity in your city can seem like a daunting task, but here are 6 steps to get you started on the road to improving outcomes for all of your residents. 

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  • CitiesSpeak

On any given night in Santa Clara County, California, thousands of people experience homelessness. Homelessness is expensive for Santa Clara, costing emergency room visits, mental health services, substance abuse treatment and criminal justice…

Santa Clara
Santa Clara
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This is a co-authored NLC staff post by Leon T. Andrews and Bernadette Onyenaka.

More than 20 city leaders participated on a conference call last week to share their experiences and to express their commitment to stand against hate and…

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Protestors.