A growing body of research and practice is coalescing around the salience of place and its influence on a range of economic opportunities.
Kathryn Edin headed a research effort investigating factors that led to protests and violence after the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. In this interview, she talks about how far Baltimore has come since then and what still needs to change.
In North Philadelphia, Reverend Luis Cortés Jr. is building an organization that is responsive to the needs of local residents and takes pride in ethnic heritage. He wants to make it a national model.
The Star Tribune uses data and the life trajectories of three Minnesotans to illustrate income mobility in the Midwest.