In the 1930s the Washington, DC African American
community was concentrated in the heart of the city. During the second half of the 20th century DC’s African
American population migrated rapidly eastward, including
beyond the city’s boundaries into Maryland. Now, eight
decades later, the African...
Amazon’s search for its second headquarters home has led
cities across the country to lay out what many contend are
extravagant incentive packages. How big are these incentive
packages? And how much of economic development
inducements are run though the particularly opaque tax
code? In this...
When Tony Williams became mayor of the District of Columbia in 1999, the city
faced stark economic, demographic, and geographic divisions. Neighborhoods
in the upper Northwestern quadrant, on Capitol Hill, and those adjacent to the
Montgomery and Prince George’s County borders had stable...