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We are interested in why cities sprawl, in urban politics, in how to better serve residents of inner-city neighborhoods, in how people in developing countries can meet basic needs as well as move into the global information economy.

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    Moran, Daniel W (2015-01)
    This paper expands discourse and methodologies for the scientific study of urban public spaces. It presents an analysis of observational data collected for the Fulton Area Business Alliance in Brooklyn, NY. Over the ...
  • Ready or Not, Here They Come: How U.S. Cities are Preparing for the Aging Population, and Lessons from New York City and Atlanta 

    Morken, Lydia J (2012-08)
    Graying Baby Boomers and advances in medicine, technology and public health mean that by 2030 nearly one in five people in the U.S. will be 65 years old or older. The needs of this aging population will put unprecedented ...
  • Public Private Partnerships in Urban Parks: A Case Study of Five U.S. Parks 

    Wilson, Amanda (2011-06-01)
    Public-private partnerships (P3s) are increasingly used to manage public parks. What do cities, citizens, and organizations need to know when establishing a P3 for park management? What are the opportunities and implications ...
  • The Effect of NSP on HUD and its Grantees 

    Decker, Nathaniel (2011-06-01)
    This report examines how suburban characteristics may have hampered grantees’ administration of the first round of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1) funding. The report focuses on NSP1’s “set-aside” requirement ...

    Jung, Namji (2011-03-04)
    This study proposes to rethink the current framework of the innovative region by placing an emphasis on a much under-studied dimension: the workforce and organizational capacity. In particular, this paper pays attention ...
  • Do Mobile Workforces Contribute to Innovation? 

    Jung, Namji (Experience the Creative Economy Conference by Martin Prosperity Institute, 2010-06-21)
    Are mobile creative workers mainly responsible for innovation in the creative industry because they mediate knowledge transfer and spill-over that are critical in creating new ideas? This paper explores the labour requirements ...
  • Labor requirements and HR practice in Innovation: Implications for Local-Regional Workforces 

    Jung, Namji (ACSP Conference proceeding, 2010-10-08)
    This paper proposes a way to measure the internal organizational capacity as an important element for innovation in the context of the creative industry at regional scale. In particular, this paper pays attention to the ...
  • What Local Officials Need to Know About Wind Power in Their Communities 

    McCarthy, Kate; VanderMaas, Eric (2010-01-22)
    If the topic of industrial wind development was on the table in your community, where would you begin the discussion? In this working paper, we will provide information to help local officials understand the complicated ...
  • Losing Out on Industrial Policy: The Chicago Case 

    Clavel, Pierre; O'Neill-Kohl, Sara (2010-01-09)
    While other nations were finding ways to intervene productively in their economic machinery in the post-war period, the United States moved from the pragmatic approach of the New Deal period, to avoidance of real economic ...
  • In-Sourcing the Production of America’s Energy Technology 

    Ufberg, Marc (2009-12-27)
    $22 billion in stimulus money has been provided to promote renewable energy projects and re-train workers but amidst the frenzy, something has been missing in the public discussion. While the media has championed the use ...
  • How Local Policies Can Support the Development of Green Jobs 

    Ana Cajina, Kate Hess Pace; Anika Patterson, C.J. Randall (2009-12-28)
    Green jobs and the green economy have received considerable attention from state and national policymakers, particularly in the energy efficiency sector. Local leaders can capitalize on the momentum and facilitate the ...
  • Grass Biomass: A Biofuel Strategy Right for Upstate New York 

    Koenig, Chris; Wellemeyer, Jonathan (2009-12-24)
    Given the steady increase in gas utility rates, it’s becoming more and more desirable for homeowners to seek out energy alternatives for home heating in upstate New York. In this brief we discuss why large-scale liquid ...
  • Developing a Vibrant Local Food Economy in New York Communities 

    Kroeger, Ruth; Zeltser, Yelena (2009-12-24)
    A well connected local food system creates new jobs in the agricultural and processing sectors, increases tax revenue and contributes to vibrant local economies in New York State. The lack of appropriately scaled local ...
  • How Local Policies Can Support the Development of Green Jobs 

    Cajina, Ana; Hess Pace, Kate; Patterson, Anika; Randall, C.J. (2009-12-24)
    Green jobs and the green economy have received considerable attention from state and national policymakers, particularly in the energy efficiency sector. Local leaders can capitalize on the momentum and facilitate the ...
  • Economic Policy Makers Beware: Estimating the Job Impact of Public Investment in Biofuel Plants 

    Christopherson, Susan; Sivertsen, Zachary (2009-12-12)
    Despite all the hoopla about the green economy and clean tech, skeptics are beginning to ask questions about the projections of job creation from investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Since these projections ...
  • Urban America: Documenting the Planners 

    Engst, Elaine D.; Hickerson, H. Thomas (Deptartment of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cornell University Libraries, 1985)
  • Restructuring Local Government 

    Warner, Mildred (Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2006)
    Fiscal stress, changing public expectations and shifting responsibilities for services due to devolution have prompted many local governments to consider restructuring service delivery. This web site is designed to provide ...
  • The Genesee Land Trust Conservation Plan 

    Amundsen III, Ole; Hertzberg, Martha; Israel, Evelyn; McConnell, Kate; Sauer, Andy; Tamaskar, Kaustubh; Varsa, Krisztian; Verma, Neha; Webb, Abigail; Striney, Michelle (2007-12-18)
    Over the Fall semester of 2007, 9 graduate students created a Strategic Conservation Plan for the Genesee Land Trust (GLT), based in Rochester, NY. The plan features a series of natural resource inventories as well as a ...
  • Southern Madison Heritage Trust Strategic Land Protection Plan 

    Amundsen, Ole III; Sinker, Jonathan; Bishop, Matthew; Chang, Heejae; Duchesneau, Adam; Johnston, Matthew; Lee, Chia-Ping; Lin, Ya-Shian; Ottley, Tricia; Murphy, Elizabeth; Iuchi, Kanako; Lauber, Danielle; Hayward, Nicholas (Cornell University, 2005-12)
    Over the Fall semester of 2005, 12 graduate students undertook the task of creating a Strategic Land Protection Plan for the Southern Madison Heritage Trust (SMHT), a land trust based in Hamilton, NY. The Strategic Land ...
  • Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust Strategic Land Conservation Plan 

    Amundsen III, Ole; Mintier, Sophie; Lathan, Joshua; Norton, Chelsey; Beaudette, Aaron; Svard, Julie; Marciniec, Heather; Duvall, Evan; Dillemuth, Ann; Semler, Conor; Bhakta, Jetal; Singh, Aatisha; Barcher, Camille; Daniels, Jessica (Cornell Univeristy, 2006-12)
    Over the Fall semester of 2006, 13 graduate students undertook the task of creating a Strategic Conservation Plan for Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust (THTLT), based in Watertown, NY. The plan features a series of natural ...

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