21CC has multiple objectives. We conduct original urban research. We hold campus wide urban events. We offer student internships to help us conduct new research. We engage in citywide, statewide and federal policy outreach. We  also engage in civic engagement to strengthen the City of Baltimore. We issue grants to Ph.D. students working on urban topics. We release policy relevant reports to stimulate debate about urban public policy.

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Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities

Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities by Matthew E. Kahn and Mac McComas. The forthcoming book will be published in early 2021 by JHU Press.

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Public Sector Pay Inequality Dynamics in Baltimore, Boston, and New York City

Chart of total pay distribution for public sector employees

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