Urban Policy

Researchers in the urban policy area address issues relevant to metropolitan areas including urban crime, governance, transportation, sprawl, and urban fiscal and economic issues.

Completed Projects

The State of the Science on Urbanization and Air Quality

July 01, 2010

Funding: GW Institute for Sustainability Research, Education, and Policy

Using Market Analysis of Home Values to Measure the Economic and Fiscal Effects of Multi-Use Trails

January 01, 2010

Funding: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Regional Economic Resilience

June 01, 2008

Funding: MacArthur Foundation (through the University of California-Berkeley)

Economic Competitiveness and the Determinants of Sub-National Economic Activity: A Literature Review

June 01, 2008

Funding:  District of Columbia Office of Revenue Analysis

Assessing Change in Ohio’s Older Industrial Cities

March 01, 2008

Funding: The Brookings Institution

What Happens After Manufacturing Jobs Disappear? Non-Manufacturing Alternatives for Industrial Regions

November 01, 2006

Funding: The Brookings Institution

The Ingredients for Successful and Vibrant Cities

September 01, 2005

Funding: CEOs for Cities

Promoting Bicycling in Three Metropolitan Washington Counties

August 01, 2005

Funding: Active Living Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Weak Market Cities: Research for the Brookings Institution’s “America’s Core Cities” Project

May 01, 2005

Funding: The Brookings Institution

The Effect of State Policy on Urban Performance

September 01, 2004

Funding: The Fannie Mae Foundation

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