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Autonomous Vehicle Development in Michigan

March 1, 2019
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Paige Brogan
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are the transportation of the future, promising mobility like the world has never seen. The development of this technology is still underway, and a finished product is years-to-decades away. Michigan should fight to be the...
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Ethics & Transparency in Michigan: A State Falling Behind

March 1, 2019
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Nick Guisinger
The United States Government and the various state governments all have laws establishing rules around government ethics and transparency. These are put in place to avoid conflicts of interest or corruption among public officials and to ensure that...
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MPPS Policy Paper: Drinking Water Infrastructure

March 1, 2019
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Caleb Hogeterp
Michigan has access to some of the largest bodies of freshwater in the world, and is surrounded by more than one-fifth of the world’s surface fresh water (US EPA, 2015). However, the quality of its constituents’ drinking water contradicts this sort...
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Improving Michigan School Discipline Practices

March 1, 2019
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KeAndra Hollis
Over the recent years, many studies have attempted to shed light on the negative impacts and gaps of exclusionary discipline practices within Michigan schools. Research shows that students who face suspension and expulsion are as much as 10 times...
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Is Affordable Housing Attainable?

March 1, 2019
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Miranda J. Pearson
Growing up people often spend time dreaming of their perfect home, in hopes that one day if they work hard enough and put enough money aside, that their dream will become a reality. A perfect home where one can raise their children and grow old in,...
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Michigan K-12 College-Readiness

March 1, 2019
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Taylor Smith
When exploring the K-12 curriculum structure, it is important to note what the most effective methods are when it comes to making sure that students are getting all of the training that they need in order to be ready for college when the time comes....
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Equitable Placemaking in Detroit

March 1, 2019
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Ashley Tjhung
During, and in the wake of, Michigan’s Lost Decade and the Great Recession, Michigan’s urban centers struggled to retain and attract young people. This dilemma became known as the “brain drain” and led to a number of issues, including an unwelcome...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...