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A new tool to measure HVAC-related school closures in Baltimore

This week, the Center for Applied Public Research, in collaboration with leadership at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public… Read More

One goal, many forms: How economic mobility researchers are putting knowledge into practice

Cities define and approach economic mobility in different ways. For instance, in one city,an economic development department may be in charge of boosting economic mobility… Read More

Why policymakers should question “common sense”

In 1969, city planners opened what was widely celebrated as America’s first under-expressway park in an African American neighborhood in Miami. At the… Read More

Getting started measuring equity: Understanding bias in your government agency

Why should governments measure equity? That was the question participants grappled with during a live webinar last week as part of… Read More

Connecting Economic Mobility Practitioners in Online Community

The Center for Applied Public Research, has launched a pilot program connecting public sector employees across the country around the topic of economic… Read More

A Kid’s Guide To What No One Tells You About The Government

By: Leandra Williams Before the Obama administration, I believed that someone who looked like me could not be in a position… Read More

Eye on the Economy, Part Three: Exploring the Skills Gap

By: Nadir Al Kharusi This is the third installment of our blog series – “Eye on the Economy, Part Three: Exploring the Skills Gap.” In… Read More

Insights & Ideas: Working on Solving Youth Food Insecurity

In the Spring of 2019, a team from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) collaborated to learn more about organizations… Read More

Convening on Food Insecure Adolescents: Recommendations by Practitioners

Johns Hopkins University and MICA partnered to explore whether there are opportunities to increase the use of research evidence by experts in the field of… Read More

Food Insecurity Among Teens

During the holiday season in the United States, our collective attention often turns to those experiencing hunger, homelessness and poverty. But everyday in this country,… Read More