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Christopher Dekki, Communitas Maruxa Cardama Felix Dodds James Goldstein

Christopher Dekki, Policy Analysis and Advocacy Officer, Communitas Coalition

Maruxa Cardama, Executive Project Coordinator, Communitas Coalition

Felix Dodds, Special Advisor, Communitas Coalition

James Goldstein, Research Director, Communitas Coalition

Strong partnerships for a sustainable future: The legacy of the Communitas Coalition

Communitas is the Coalition for Sustainable Cities and Regions in the new UN Development Agenda.

Eryn, Loeb, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

Eryn Loeb, Editor

"America Divided": Putting a spotlight on inequality

America Divided, a new documentary series from EPIX, explores narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system.

Gavin Silber Lwazi Mtshiyo Hopolang Selebalo

Gavin Silber, Research Consultant, Ndifuna Ukwazi

Lwazi Mtshiyo, Candidate Attorney, Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI)

Hopolang Selebalo, Head of Research, Ndifuna Ukwazi

Why urban policy alone won’t solve South Africa’s inequality problem

South African cities illustrate how urban policies can be effectively implemented but also destructive to the communities they should be serving.

Don, Chen, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Director, Equitable Development

A city upon a hill: How to fulfill the promise of Habitat III

Ford Foundation's director for Equitable Development, Don Chen, explains how the global community can ensure that Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda live up to expectations.

Julio Berdegué Felicity Proctor Javier Ciurlizza, New York. 2016. ©Ford Foundation. Michael Cohen Lena Simet

Julio Berdegué, Principal Researcher, Rimisp - Latin American Center for Rural Development

Felicity Proctor, Research Associate, Rimisp - Latin American Center for Rural Development

, Director, Andean Region

, Program Associate

Michael Cohen, Director, International Affairs, The New School

Lena Simet, Coordinator, Global Urban Futures Project, The New School

What to expect at the Habitat III conference on urban development

The Ford Foundation and its grantees weigh in on the opportunities and challenges of the upcoming Habitat III conference in Quito.

Andrew, Catauro, New York. 2015. Photo credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Manager, JustFilms

Segregation in housing and education, and moving forward in Flint: Recapping “America Divided,” episode 2

The Ford Foundation recaps episode 2 of America Divided, a docu-series about rising inequality in the United States.

, Director, JustFilms, Creativity and Free Expression

Criminal justice reform, the Flint water crisis, and NYC housing: A recap of “America Divided,” episode 1

The first episode of America Divided, a new documentary series from EPIX, explores three issues of American inequality: our nation's broken criminal justice system, the Flint water crisis, and housing issues in New York City. 

Jacqueline, Burton, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Program Associate, Equitable Development

Hábitat III: Los gobiernos locales son claves para lograr las metas de desarrollo internacional

A pesar de que los grandes acuerdos intergubernamentales son negociados y adoptados por los gobiernos nacionales, son las autoridades regionales y locales quienes entienden mejor las necesidades y desafíos locales y son, en última instancia, los responsables de establecer un desarrollo equitativo en sus regiones.

Javier Ciurlizza, New York. 2016. ©Ford Foundation.

, Director, Andean Region

Ford’s new office in Bogotá: Q&A with director Javier Ciurlizza

Javier Ciurlizza, the Ford Foundation’s Andean Region representative, discusses the strategy behind the opening of a new regional headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia, inequality in Colombia, the historic peace agreement, and what’s ahead for the region.

Javier Ciurlizza, New York. 2016. ©Ford Foundation.

, Director, Andean Region

Nueva oficina de la Fundación Ford en Bogotá: Entrevista con el director Javier Ciurlizza

El 5 de septiembre de 2016, la Fundación Ford abrirá una nueva oficina regional en Bogotá (Colombia), la cual se convertirá en la sede central de nuestras labores en la Región Andina. Javier Ciurlizza, director de la fundación para esta región, habla sobre la estrategia que motivó el traslado, así como la desigualdad en Colombia, el histórico acuerdo de paz y lo que le espera a la región en el futuro.

Leticia, Osorio, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Program Officer

2016 Olympic Games: What Rio doesn’t want the world to see

The 2016 Olympics promised benefits for all of Rio’s citizens, but instead ended up violating human rights, increasing public debt, and further segregating the city's most vulnerable populations. 

Stefan Norgaard

Stefan Norgaard, Stanford University Tom Ford Fellow in Philanthropy

Why the Olympics and other major sporting events usually increase inequality in the host city

If we change the approach to development, large sporting events like the Olympics can reduce, rather than drive, inequality.

Jacqueline, Burton, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation. Ana Marie, Argilagos, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Program Associate, Equitable Development

, Senior Advisor, Equitable Development

Habitat III: Urbanization can be a force for tackling inequality

Habitat III—the United Nations conference on housing and sustainable urban development—will take place in Quito, Ecuador this October.

Clarisa, Bencomo, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Program Officer

How can cities in the Middle East and North Africa be more inclusive?

Leaders from the Middle East and North Africa must figure out how to make their cities more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable as they grapple with devastating conflicts, mass displacements of people, widespread inequality, and rapid population growth.

Stefan Norgaard

Stefan Norgaard, Stanford University Tom Ford Fellow in Philanthropy

Why we need to build just and inclusive cities

Just and inclusive cities put people first, and put equity and social justice at the center of policy and design.

Nicole Okai, Communications Associate

What caused the Flint water crisis and what cities everywhere can learn from it

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Lee-Anne Walters, key players in exposing the Flint water crisis, discuss the root causes of the crisis and implications for other cities across America.

Ana Marie, Argilagos, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Senior Advisor, Equitable Development

How can cities challenge inequality and foster inclusive growth

The Ford Foundation and the OECD recently brought together 21 mayors from around the world to discuss what cities can do to tackle inequality and promote inclusive growth.

Moushira, Elgeziri, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation. Clarisa, Bencomo, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Program Officer

, Program Officer

Just cities are built on collaboration

How can lessons from gentrification around the world inspire change in Egypt?

Alexander, Irwan, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Senior Program Officer

How Jakarta's inclusive urban plan will transform a neighborhood

Grantee works with government to ensure residents of low-income communities are empowered to participate in the planning of residential areas.

Jerry, Maldonado, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Senior Program Officer, Equitable Development

10 years after Katrina, rebuilding the promise of New Orleans

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, Ford Foundation reflects on the progress and philanthropy's investment in New Orleans and the work ahead.

Darren, Walker, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, President

Work in Detroit doesn't end with Grand Bargain

Learn about Ford's commitment to Detroit.

Amy, Kenyon, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Program Officer, Equitable Development

The Green Line: connecting people to opportunity beyond the rail

The Green Line didn't just connect the downtowns of the Twin Cities, it built significant opportunities within the communities.