public policy

Doom Loop or Boom Loop

June 13, 2024 / Comments Off on Doom Loop or Boom Loop

Doom Loop or Boom Loop: Work from Home and the Challenges Facing America’s Big Cities,” coauthored by Richard Voith, David Stanek, and Hyojin Lee, is part of the Volcker Alliance’s series on state and local budgeting in the COVID era. The paper addresses the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which spurred a massive shift […]

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The U.S. Supreme Court Gutted Affirmative Action. Are We A More Equitable Society? Can We Be?

July 21, 2023 / Comments Off on The U.S. Supreme Court Gutted Affirmative Action. Are We A More Equitable Society? Can We Be?

The United States Supreme Court launched a direct strike against the institutions that most Americans believe are the gateway to a better life. In Students For Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard College, decided 6/29/2023, the Court ruled that race cannot be a factor in college admissions, without regard to the fact that no institution uses […]

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: How Will We Measure Success?

February 17, 2023 / Comments Off on The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: How Will We Measure Success?

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) calls for historic investments in old mobility—notably, and not surprisingly, a lot of money available for highway development and redevelopment. The bill also calls for investment in new technologies, most notably in the future of electrification across all surface programs (including electric cars and buses). The middle ground […]

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Paving the Way for EV Policy in America

February 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Paving the Way for EV Policy in America

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar produced in partnership with Santander UK. This hour-long session will bring together city leaders, urban planners, and practitioners to examine the challenges and opportunities electric vehicles (EVs) pose, discuss upcoming policies/strategies, and present new ideas on preparing for broader EV adoption in America. Cities and communities across the US are […]

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The Current State of EV Policy in the United States

November 18, 2022 / Comments Off on The Current State of EV Policy in the United States

Cities and states across America are beginning to take more strides toward fully adopting electric vehicles (EVs) and integrating them into the fabric of their road and urban infrastructure. The benefits of making the switch from internal combustion engines (ICE) to EVs are growing and well documented, and their popularity has also grown significantly in […]

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Constraints on New Hampshire’s Workforce Recovery

March 31, 2021 / Comments Off on Constraints on New Hampshire’s Workforce Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic created a range of health, economic, and social policy challenges for New Hampshire. Changes in economic conditions have deepened existing challenges for vulnerable populations and communities, while other households have faced new challenges around decisions regarding employment and child care that they had never anticipated. As New Hampshire seeks to accelerate its […]

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