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September 24, 1991 | Washington Post
Janet L. Norwood, who has served as commissioner of labor statistics since 1979, will leave her post to join the Urban Institute at the end of this year. A spokeswoman at the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Norwood is leaving government to speak and write on labor market issues from the private sector.
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BUSINESS
April 3, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
As we observed earlier this week, one of the obsessions of opponents of the Affordable Care Act is the question of how many enrollees in Obamacare health plans already had insurance. The goal is to knock down the latest enrollment numbers by suggesting that most of the 7.1 million people enrolled through the individual insurance exchanges just moved from one insurance plan to another in a waste of time and effort.  The real figure probably won't be known for weeks, even months.
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NEWS
June 12, 1988 | SPENCER RICH, The Washington Post
A generation ago, seven citizens handpicked by President Lyndon B. Johnson created a non-government policy group to assess the needs of U.S. cities and the effectiveness of government social experiments to help the poor. The era of the Great Society is long since over, and the Urban Institute, as the organization was called, has emerged as one of the nation's leading think tanks on public policy issues, celebrating last month, in the Reagan era, its 20th birthday.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
One of the hoariest misrepresentations in the anti-Social Security arsenal reappeared over the weekend, in the hands of Cato Institute tax analyst Daniel J. Mitchell. The claim is that Social Security hurts black workers.  Mitchell's piece was published by Townhall.com under the headline " Government-Run Social Security Is Bad News for Blacks and Other Minorities. " Since the evidence is strong that Social Security has helped keep millions of black families -- among millions of other Americans -- out of poverty, it's worthwhile to examine where Mitchell goes wrong.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1989
Ann McLaughlin, former U.S. secretary of labor, and Frank C. Herringer, president of Transamerica Corp., have been elected directors of Unocal Corp., Los Angeles. McLaughlin, 47, is a visiting fellow at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1993 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pivotal study of immigration in Los Angeles County inflated the costs and undercounted the contributions of legal and illegal immigrants to local government, according to a report issued Thursday by the Urban Institute.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
As we observed earlier this week, one of the obsessions of opponents of the Affordable Care Act is the question of how many enrollees in Obamacare health plans already had insurance. The goal is to knock down the latest enrollment numbers by suggesting that most of the 7.1 million people enrolled through the individual insurance exchanges just moved from one insurance plan to another in a waste of time and effort.  The real figure probably won't be known for weeks, even months.
NEWS
January 26, 1999 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's children--especially the state's low-income youngsters--are more likely to be in poor health, to have no usual source of health care and to live in families in which parents worry about putting food on the table than those in other states, according to the first survey of families' well-being conducted by the Urban Institute.
NEWS
January 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
Medicare recipients will pay substantially more for health care if no changes are made to the system, and those who are poorer, sicker and older will disproportionally absorb the rising costs, according to a study released Tuesday. The average annual out-of-pocket cost for services not covered by Medicare is $3,142. That is expected to increase to $5,248 by 2025, according to the report by the Urban Institute, a Washington-based research group.
NEWS
June 7, 2000 | JACQUELINE NEWMYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The number of teenagers engaging in risky behavior--from taking drugs to fighting to having sex--declined steadily in the last decade, according to an Urban Institute study released Tuesday. The study by the nonpartisan Washington think tank found that adolescents are more likely to abstain from risky behavior now than they have been at any point in the last 10 years.
BUSINESS
December 8, 2013 | By Lew Sichelman
A New York developer may be the first home builder to integrate wellness into its products. But if a major real estate education and research group has its way, healthful living will soon be incorporated in many of the places we live and work. The Urban Land Institute is embarking on a two-year effort to educate its members and the development community at large on how they can build healthful communities and workplaces where people can thrive. "We are looking at city building through the lens of health and wellness as a way to measure sustainability and long-term prosperity," said Lynn Thurber, chairman of the Washington nonprofit.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren made a rare public appearance Thursday as he came before a respected real estate trade group at the Los Angeles Convention Center to accept an award, reminisce and grouse a bit about an old antagonist. Bren, who became Southern California's wealthiest man in the process of turning the Irvine Ranch in Orange County into a planned community, was feted by the Urban Land Institute, a Washington-based think tank and trade organization. About 7,000 members are attending the international group's fall meeting in Los Angeles, and many of them crowded into a meeting hall to see the elusive billionaire in the flesh.
BUSINESS
October 26, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Commercial real estate players say they expect a grindingly slow recovery of their business next year as economic conditions marginally improve. Investors are lowering their expectations for financial returns on office towers and other commercial properties but are still chasing after choice properties in the busiest cities, according to a report by accounting firm PwC and think tank Urban Land Institute. Los Angeles is among the top markets in the country for apartment and industrial property purchases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2010 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
A California law that encourages home building that is both compact and close to public transit has the potential to help the state accommodate future growth in ways that are economically and environmentally sound, a report by the Urban Land Institute says. General plans that encourage redevelopment within a city's core and squeeze more residences onto smaller lots are an important component of Senate Bill 375, which was enacted in 2008 to help the state meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals, according to the report released earlier this month.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
The four-mile stretch of land adjacent to the Los Angeles River in the city's downtown is rife with deteriorating buildings, crumbling sidewalks and potholed streets. But a cleanup crew and the presence of creative, green-minded businesses could freshen up the strip and help transform it into a major clean technology district, a panel of land use experts said Friday. The city's much-touted plan to turn the dilapidating industrial area into the proposed CleanTech Corridor got a boost when 10 land use and real estate professionals from the nonprofit Urban Land Institute unveiled their recommendations for revitalizing the area.
WORLD
October 6, 2002 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Operators of Kenya's garishly painted minibus taxis seem to revel in their lawlessness, unabashedly inviting passengers to board vehicles emblazoned with names such as "The Terrorist," "Highway Massacre" and "The Ticket to Hell." Each year, accidents involving the largely unregulated taxis, known as matatus, kill hundreds of passengers--far more than the marauding bandits who roam parts of this East African nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1999 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Half of the children living in Los Angeles County have parents who are not citizens, a fact that under federal welfare reform costs U.S.-born youngsters substantial benefits and relegates them to "second-class" citizenship, according to a new study. The high rate of Los Angeles County children living in so-called mixed-status families--those with at least one parent who is not a U.S.
NEWS
May 15, 1991 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A groundbreaking study of workplace discrimination that sent "matched" pairs of white and black men to compete for the same jobs found that white applicants were three times as likely to receive a job offer and almost three times as likely to advance in the hiring process. The Urban Institute study sent teams of black and white job-seekers with identical qualifications to apply for 476 jobs advertised in newspapers in Washington and Chicago.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2002
Real estate development and infrastructure issues facing California communities will be the topic of an April 16 meeting of the Los Angeles District Council of the Urban Land Institute. Speakers will include Lee Harrington, chief executive of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., as well as land-use planning and legal experts from several firms. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.
NEWS
January 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
Medicare recipients will pay substantially more for health care if no changes are made to the system, and those who are poorer, sicker and older will disproportionally absorb the rising costs, according to a study released Tuesday. The average annual out-of-pocket cost for services not covered by Medicare is $3,142. That is expected to increase to $5,248 by 2025, according to the report by the Urban Institute, a Washington-based research group.
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