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New 2020 Census data means the loss of a Michigan Congressional seat, and redrawing the district lines will happen through a new citizen-driven process. "The process this year is radically different…
Functioning of Democracy Project
CLOSUP’s Functioning of Democracy Project is designed to increase our understanding of how American democracy is functioning at the local level, based on the unique perspective of Michigan’s local government leaders.
Michigan Redistricting Project
This research & service project will inform the state’s new Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission regarding “Communities of Interest” and how they can best be handled in the redistricting process.
Michigan Local Government Fiscal Health Project
This project combines insights from the Michigan Public Policy Survey with local government financial and administrative data to study and advise policymakers on better ways to monitor fiscal health of Michigan local governments.
Renewable Energy Policy Initiative
The Renewable Energy Policy Initiative (REPI) aims to conduct, support, and disseminate high-quality applied academic research on state and local policies impacting the deployment of renewable energy.
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) conducts, supports and fosters applied academic research to improve understanding of local, state, and urban policy issues.
Michigan Public Policy Survey
The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) is unique in the nation as the only ongoing survey of all general purpose local governments across an entire state. Its mission is to inform and improve policymaking with data not available from any other source, by surveying the state’s local leaders.
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