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The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) conducts, supports and fosters applied academic research to inform local, state, and urban policy issues.

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Upcoming Events

  • February 16, 2015, 1:00pm-2:30pm:
    Shelley Metzenbaum: Public Performance Management

  • March 12, 2015, 4:00pm-5:30pm:
    Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit

  • March 18, 2015, 1:00pm-2:30pm:
    Michael Pagano: Intergovernmental Finance

  • April 8, 2015, 1:00pm-2:30pm:
    Shale Politics in Europe: Policy and Protest

  • Additional CLOSUP-run and CLOSUP-sponsored events for academic year 2014-2015 will be announced here as soon as possible.

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Michigan Public Policy Survey

The MPPS is a biannual survey of Michigan's local government leaders. More info.

Report: Despite increasingly formal financial management, relatively few Michigan local governments have adopted recommended policies


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Report: Most Michigan local officials are satisfied with their privatized services, but few seek to expand further


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Energy & Environmental Policy Initiative

CLOSUP's Energy and Environmental Policy Initiative brings the latest academic knowledge to bear on issues of energy, environment, and climate policy. More info.

Report: Public Opinion on Hydraulic Fracturing in the Province of Quebec: A Comparison with Michigan and Pennsylvania

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Report: Shale Governance in the European Union: Principles and Practice

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