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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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Michigan Public Policy Survey

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

Report: The impact of tax-exempt properties on Michigan local governments


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Report: Michigan's local leaders generally support Detroit bankruptcy filing despite some concerns


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Report: Michigan local governments increasingly pursue placemaking for economic development


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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: Environmental Policy in the Great Lakes Region: Current Issues and Public Opinion

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Report: Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing in the Great Lakes Region: Current Issues and Public Opinion

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Report: Wind Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region: Current Issues and Public Opinion

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