These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.
As students of all ages celebrate graduations, and teachers strike across the country, it’s a good time to think deeply about the value and purpose of education, and its role in the mysterious phenomenon called “growing up.”
Why can’t the poor afford the housing they need? Part of the problem is that tax policies intended to incentivize homeownership disproportionately benefit wealthier homeowners, and provide no support to poor renters.