Building a healthy workspace

A team of Washington University in St. Louis researchers designed a study — and made a toolkit available to the public — to measure the effects that a deliberately designed environment can have on physical activity, the environment and collaboration.

Incentive reform key to racial equity in America’s cities

Tax increment financing (TIF) and other development incentives have become American cities’ primary means of encouraging local economic development. A new study by the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis finds that TIF incentives could promote racial equity by using greater transparency and more equitable targeting of the locations where tax incentives are used.

Students, staff, alumni named New Leaders Council fellows

A number of people with connections to Washington University in St. Louis were named fellows of the New Leaders Council Institute, which works to promote progressive thought leadership among millennials. They include two Brown School students, two staff members and five alumni. 

Advancing well-being with global partnerships

Washington University in St. Louis strives to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems. As such, the university is fully engaged with a global network of partners, via education programs and research initiatives, to develop tangible and lasting solutions. That effort was evidenced when Washington University recently arranged a cross-disciplinary international symposia highlighting the intersection of social policy, engineering and medicine.