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Suburbia: The Promised Land?

Suburbia: The Promised Land?

In 1970, metropolitan Washington was more residentially segregated than DC proper. The 10-jurisdiction region had a black/white segregation index of 81…

D.C.’s heat islands

D.C.’s heat islands

Summers in D.C. are infamously muggy, a wretched heat that’s compounded by oppressive humidity. Even within the District’s borders, however,…

Goodbye to Chocolate City

Goodbye to Chocolate City

D.C. is no longer “Chocolate City.” In fact, the District of Columbia now joins New Mexico, California and Texas as…

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The D.C. Policy Center is an independent policy and research center. We provide analysis on policies issues that affect the District of Columbia with a singular focus on the District’s economy and demographics. Our work covers topics such as job creation, affordable housing for middle- and low-income residents, workforce development, infrastructure and transportation, and alleviating poverty.