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Peer City Tool and 500 Cities Data: Mapping Trends and Challenges Among Peer Cities

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (FRBC) recently introduced the Peer City Identification Tool. The tool identifies peer or “sister” cities that are experiencing similar trends and challenges in equity, economics, and resiliency. It’s meant to provide policymakers, community advocates, and practitioners with context on how their city compares to similar cities. Read more

Obesity and Hunger Are Twin Crises

Countries are grappling with what health experts call the “double burden of malnutrition”: undernutrition and overnutrition. While one part of the population goes hungry, another is obese and overweight, becoming more prone to chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. Read more