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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — July 25, 2017 — Today the U.S. Senate passed a motion to proceed with consideration of the House version of a healthcare bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Congressional Budget Office (CBO)…

U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Research Report

City leaders know their cities thrive when their residents are healthy and financially secure. Health insurance coverage, whether through the private market or government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance…

photo - Youth Employment and Financial Capability: A Municipal Action Guide
photo - Youth Employment and Financial Capability: A Municipal Action Guide
  • CitiesSpeak

Partnerships that create a solid connection between housing and healthcare can offer a multitude of benefits for cities, including lower long-term healthcare costs, better educational opportunities, and employment that…

photo - Public Health and Housing: You Can’t Have One Without the Other
photo - Public Health and Housing: You Can’t Have One Without the Other
  • CitiesSpeak

These cities show that a commitment to equity, engagement and enforcement can provide city leaders with the information they need to adopt an integrated approach to healthy housing efforts that is driven by data,…

photo - Connecting the Three E’s of Healthy Housing
photo - Connecting the Three E’s of Healthy Housing
  • Case Studies & Practices
Urban Agriculture Policies: City of Cleveland, Ohio

The City of Cleveland is committed to increasing community health, sustainability and supporting local economies.

 

Urban Agriculture: Best Practices & Possibilities

This…

  • Research Report

The City of Cleveland is committed to increasing community health, sustainability and supporting local economies. Below is a collection of policies and ordinances that the city has adopted to increase, enable and facilitate urban agriculture.  …

  • Research Report

Abstract

This report provides an overview of urban agriculture and local food system resources and practices across the United States and parts of Canada, with a primary emphasis on providing resources that can encourage and support urban…

  • Research Report

This report provides an overview of urban agriculture and local food system resources and practices across the United States and parts of Canada, with a primary emphasis on providing resources that can encourage and support urban agriculture in…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Local governments can use urban agriculture as a tool to address many financial, health, and environmental issues.  For example, agriculture in and close to major cities can help the environment by, among other things, reducing the distances food…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Given the water challenges facing many parts of the country, capturing, storing, and using rainwater and stormwater runoff is often an effective way of decreasing stresses on municipal water sources.  "The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting" …