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Student Working Papers

Framing Local Parking Restrictions as Climate Change Mitigation Policies

June 1, 2018
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Ian McKenny
Local policies aimed at reducing the emissions that contribute to climate change are growing in popularity in the United States, but progress on reducing vehicle emissions remains incremental. Cities are slowly shifting away from zoning policies...
Student Working Papers

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

June 1, 2018
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Grant Rivas
A combination of rapid population growth, lack of proactive water management policy, and prolonged drought have put Cape Town, South Africa on the verge of becoming the first major, global city to effectively run out of water, a crisis projected to...
MPPS

Workforce issues and challenges for Michigan's local governments

January 1, 2018
This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders on a range of issues regarding their jurisdictions’ workforce, including employee pay and fringe benefit rates, whether the size of the workforce is adequate for providing...
Student Working Papers

Potential collaboration between food policy councils and food hubs

October 1, 2017
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Madelyn Celovsky
In recent years, food policy in the U.S. has begun to address some of the implications of the industrialization of agriculture and the lack of food security. As it expands to include more voices and overlapping interests, the potential for...
Student Working Papers

Feeding Urbanized Farmland: Food Policy in the Midwest

October 1, 2017
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Claire M. Griffin
The connection of food systems to the urban environment cannot be ignored as cities require outside production to provide the bulk of resources needed to sustain their residents’ physical, social, and economic needs. Literature suggests that food...
Student Working Papers

Plastic Bag Policy and Enforcement in the United States

October 1, 2017
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Abrianna Soule
In the United States, there is a growing concern about the negative impacts of single-use plastic bags on human health and the environment. Several local and sub-national governments have implemented bans on the use of plastic bags as a result of...
Student Working Papers

Carbon Capture and Storage Framing in the Media

October 1, 2017
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Brett Swiecicki
According to IPCC models, it will be impossible to prevent global temperatures from rising two degrees above preindustrial levels without the deployment of negative emissions technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), which remove carbon...
IEEP

A Majority of Americans Support Net Energy Metering

August 1, 2017
Net energy metering (NEM), the policy that allows utility customers with onsite electricity sources such as solar panels or small wind turbines to sell excess energy they generate back to the electric grid, has played a significant role in the...