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Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity

The Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity investigates the ways that laws, policies and practices affect development patterns in U.S. metropolitan regions, with a particular focus on the growing social and economic disparities within these areas.

Through top-level scholarship, mapping and advocacy, the Institute provides the resources that policymakers, planning officials and community organizations need to address reform in taxation, land use, housing, metropolitan governance and education.

Myron Orfield, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and one of the country's foremost authorities on metropolitan governance, directs the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, working with leading environmental and criminal justice law faculty and faculty and with University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs and School of Public Health faculty on cross-disciplinary research and policy.

The Institute's current investigations are building upon the work of its predecessor, the Institute on Race & Poverty, as well as integrating the extensive research work of the former Ameregis and Metropolitan Area Research Corporation.

This Web site includes the content from the Institute on Race & Poverty's former Web site.