America’s cities are engines for national prosper-ity and individual economic opportunity for all people. However, the systems designed to support these results were built in a different era, on now outdated assumptions, and have not adapted to the changing social, technological, economic, and political forces of the world today. In attempting to address some of resulting inequalities and disparities that certain segments of the population face, institutions and individuals have long focused on technical solutions like job training programs, and fixing up buildings. However, these approaches do not prevent inequality; they only treat its symptoms. Read the Best Practices Guide.