Catalyzing an Anchored Economy in DC

 In this Report, Roosevelt’s Emerging Fellow for Economic Development Zach Komes argues that African American–owned businesses located in low-income neighborhoods have yet to experiencesignificant benefits from economic changes that have occurred over the last decade in the Districtof Columbia. Faced with limited access to contracting opportunities, capital, and technical assistance, Black-owned firms have seen limited revenue

 In this Report, Roosevelt Network’s Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice Andrew Lindsay recommends that Massachusetts pursue expanded community harm reduction pre-trial diversion programs as a means of reducing recidivism, new incarceration, and drug abuse through revisions to the JusticeReinvestment Act (S. 64/ H. 1429). This paper argues that current justice reinvestment strategies pay insufficient attention to the structural issues

The University of Michigan, as a public university, has an inherent responsibility to serve the interests of the community it represents. The institution purchases more than $1 billion of goods and services each year, and how the university chooses to spend that money shapes the structure and values of Ann Arbor and Southeastern Michigan as

Brit Byrd, Emerging Fellow for Economic Development for 2014-2015 and Columbia University Class of 2015, outlines a series of parking policy proposals in New York City that can help resolve existing problems of traffic congestion, encourage more efficient and intuitive use of personal transportation within the city, and raise revenue to be reinvested in local community