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Student Working Papers

The CLOSUP Student Working Paper Series presents papers on a wide range of topics relevant to state, local, and urban policy. Papers in the series are written by students at the University of Michigan. Current papers in the series are presented below.

Assessing the Social Dynamics of Wind Energy Sites to Predict Contention among Prospective Wind Projects in Michigan
Mayur Bandekar

Equitable Placemaking in Detroit
Ashley Tjhung

Michigan’s 3rd Grade Reading Law: A Harmful Solution to the Literacy Crisis
Alexandrea Somers

Michigan K-12 College-Readiness
Taylor Smith

Is Affordable Housing Attainable?
Miranda J. Pearson

Expanding State Level Support for Undocumented Immigrants: College Affordability Policies and State Identification
Yvonne Navarrete

Housing Affordability in Michigan: Public and Private Sector Tradeoffs
Jacob Murray

Electric Scooters and Micro-Mobility in Michigan
Perry Holmes

Improving Michigan School Discipline Practices
KeAndra Hollis

MPPS Policy Paper: Drinking Water Infrastructure
Caleb Hogeterp

Ethics & Transparency in Michigan: A State Falling Behind
Nick Guisinger

Autonomous Vehicle Development in Michigan
Paige Brogan

Alleviating Racial Disparities in Urban Communities: A Two-generation Approach
Lindsey Barrett

Reinvest in Adult Workforce Development
Kelia Washington

The Prioritization of the Prisoner Community Versus the Host-Community in the Relocation of Utah’s Draper State Prison
Anna Silver

Disparities in Green Infrastructure Implementation in Washtenaw County, Michigan
Aleah Rogalski

The Role of National and State Actors in the Cape Town Water Crisis
Grant Rivas

The Effect of Public Opinion on International Environmental Agreements in the U.S. and China
Lydia Murray

Framing Local Parking Restrictions as Climate Change Mitigation Policies
Ian McKenny

The Politics of the Gas Tax: Exploring State Politics and the Oil Industry
C.J. Mayer

An Investigation of Solar Friendly Policies in American States’ Renewable Portfolio Standards
Will Horne

Comparing What Triggered Renewable Energy Development in Jordan and Morocco
Tyler Coady

Virginia’s Road to RGGI: A Case Study of State-Level Cap-and-Trade Adoption
Joe Cianciola

Exploring Current Republican Senators’ Portrayal of Climate Change and Mitigation Policies
Madeline Carter

Analyzing the Evolution of the Renewable Portfolio Standard in the United States
Kyle Butler

Changing Winds of Community Attitudes Towards Wind Energy Development: an Analysis of Huron County, Michigan
Alexander H. Wood

Carbon Capture and Storage Framing in the Media
Brett Swiecicki

Plastic Bag Policy and Enforcement in the United States
Abrianna Soule

Residential Utility Rates’ Effect on Americans’ Support and Willingness-To-Pay for Carbon-Pricing Policies
Jacob Podell

Veto Override and RPS Expansion in Maryland: Roles of Actors and the Economy
Rio Mizuno

Feeding Urbanized Farmland: Food Policy in the Midwest
Claire M. Griffin

Potential collaboration between food policy councils and food hubs
Madelyn Celovsky

Analyzing the Debate Surrounding Clean Water Act Jurisdiction: A Use of the ACF for Decoding American Environmental Policy Stalemates
Adam Assink

Reforming Michigan’s Charter Schools
Casey VanderWeide

Fixing the Higher Education Funding System in Michigan
Keerthana Sundar

Funding Local Governments in Michigan
Carson Smith

Blown Away: The Increasing Importance of Wind Energy in Michigan
Sean Smalley

Regional Tax Authority in the State of Michigan
Karen Seo

Renewable Energy Reform in Michigan
Tanner Savitsky

The Need for Increased Police Funding in Detroit
Lucas Ryan

Michigan Roads and Policy Recommendations
Jay Nautiyal

Michigan Road Funding (Toll Booth/Road)
Austin Leist

Learning from Prop 1: Healing Michigan’s Roads
Matthew Lawford

Michigan Agriculture: How Farm Subsidies are Killing Growth and the Environment
Kohlton Johnson

The Promise of Free College
Ingrid Johnson

Healing Michigan: An Examination of State-Level Responses to the Opioid Epidemic in Michigan
Benjamin P. Greenberg

Policy Analysis: Brain Drain in The State of Michigan
Bridget I. Granger

Property Tax Rates in Detroit: A Michigan Public Policy Recommendation
Ronald Everett

Public Mass Transportation in West Michigan: The Case for Expanding Services
David W. Baker

Privatizing the Public Sphere: Should Governments Outsource Health and Human Services?
Allana Akhtar

The Struggle for Shared Governance in Hydraulic Fracturing Policy: An Interstate Comparison of Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado
Carolyn Rice, CLOSUP Policy Analyst

The Status of New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme
Kerri Metz, CLOSUP Policy Analyst Nina Tannenbaum, CLOSUP Policy Analyst

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