Center for Urban Policy and the Environment

 

The Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, as part of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, has been in operation since May of 1992 on the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Campus. The Center is a nonpartisan, non-ideological research organization in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. Faculty and staff with expertise in program evaluation, policy analysis, facilitation, and planning work on a wide variety of policy issues.

The Center's mission is to work with state and local governments and their associations, neighborhood and community organizations, community leaders, and business and civic organizations in Indiana to identify issues, analyze options, and develop the capacity to respond to challenges.

The Center for Urban Policy and the Environment was named by the Indiana General Assembly to provide staff to the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (IACIR).

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Recent Submissions

  • Littlepage, Laura; Rice, Jennifer (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2013-06)
    On January 29, 2013, the Indiana University Public Policy Institute (PPI) and the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) conducted a point-in- time count of persons experiencing homelessness in Marion ...
  • Klacik, Drew (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2012-12)
    This disparity study estimates capacity, measures utilization, and calculates disparity in the contracting and purchasing practices of 13 privately-owned, publicly-licensed riverboat casinos and racinos in Indiana. The ...
  • Klacik, Drew (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2012-03)
    Supported by funding from the Central Indiana Community Foundation, this report is an initial exploration of the potential uses of ESRI Tapestry data for advocates of urban neighborhoods in Marion County. Do the ESRI ...
  • Littlepage, Laura; Kramer, Elsa; Patten, John (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2013-04)
    As part of a strategic planning process, the Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) is assessing data on current and projected library use. Because IndyPL access is evolving to accommodate new technologies, evaluation includes ...
  • Klacik, Drew (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2013-02)
  • Nagle, Matthew (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2012-11)
    The Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute and the Indiana University Public Policy Institute share an important mission: to produce unbiased and evidence-based research to inform the public policymaking process. With this report ...
  • Coffing, Brad; Burow, Sue (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2012-07)
    The Indianapolis Cultural Trail was designed to be an urban trail that could connect residents and visitors to the downtown cultural districts while providing a network that could encourage healthy activity, public ...
  • Rexroat, Markie; Littlepage, Laura (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2012-06)
    Each year since 2007, the Indiana University Policy Public Institute (PPI) has worked with the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) to conduct the Point-in-Time Homeless Count in Marion County. ...
  • Littlepage, Laura; Gazley, Beth; Bennett, Teresa (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2012)
    This paper reports on a study of nearly 2,000 nonprofit agencies in two Indiana cities, involving multiple college campuses. We use a comparative, multidisciplinary theoretical framework to understand how nonprofit agencies ...
  • Littlepage, Laura; Gazley, Beth; Bennett, Teresa (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2012-04-03)
    College student volunteerism and interest in community-based learning are on the rise. Are communities ready for them? This article examines the “supply side” of student engagement: nonprofit capacity to accommodate ...
  • Unknown author (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2012-02)
    This report from the Commission on Energy and the Environment, part of the project, Policy Choices for Indiana’s Future, was released February 17, 2012. The goal of Policy Choices is to start the discussion among government, ...
  • Unknown author (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2012-02)
    The project, Policy Choices for Indiana’s Future, identifies critical issues facing Indiana in the long run. Three commissions began work in January 2010 conducting research and developing options for effective public ...
  • Rexroat, Markie; Littlepage, Laura (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2011-04)
    On January 27, 2011, the Indiana University Public Policy Institute (PPI) in coordination with the Coalition on Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) conducted the point-in-time 2011 Homeless Count (the count) ...
  • Mulholland, Zachary (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2011-06)
    The value of a college education is often measured by the economic costs or benefits to the individual pursuing the education. However, this narrow focus overlooks the many private and public benefits that are associated ...
  • Nagle, Matthew (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2011-09)
    Indiana’s fiscal structure has changed significantly over the last decade. Increases in the sales tax rate, modifications to the structure of corporate taxes, fundamental shifts in property taxation, and other milestone ...
  • Klacik, Drew; Marron, John (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2011-12)
    The YMCA contracted with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute (PPI) to measure the potential contributions to the community and YMCA members of the expansion strategy as well as current operations. The following ...
  • Braun, Erin; Schounce, Aryn (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2011)
    This is a working paper about the next economy and how Indiana can be prepared for it created as background research as part of the Policy Choices project. A summary of this paper is included as Appendix F in the report ...
  • Unknown author (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2012-02)
    This report from the Commission on Education and Workforce Development, part of the project, Policy Choices for Indiana’s Future, was released February 17, 2012. The goal of Policy Choices is to start the discussion among ...
  • Unknown author (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2012-02)
    The project, Policy Choices for Indiana’s Future, identifies critical issues facing Indiana in the long run. Three commissions began work in January 2010 conducting research and developing options for effective public ...
  • Unknown author (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2012-02)
    The project, Policy Choices for Indiana’s Future, identifies critical issues facing Indiana in the long run. Three commissions began work in January 2010 conducting research and developing options for effective public ...

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