FIPSE Comprehensive Grant Competition

It is a three year project, involving institutional efforts, resources and stakeholders, interested in public private collaboration - a collaborative- in system dialogue, reflective practice and joint work. It will generate and support a university based community of practice around the design and testing of a cluster of inter professional courses aimed at business and public policy students interested in solving some of society's intractable problems.

Policy Options to Ensure Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery System

New York University under the direction of Prof. Zimmerman will undertake research, pertaining to policies related to cyber security of renewable energy systems. Coordinating with the project team, NYU works towards identifying the generic use of computers and other IT communication nad control systems within the renewable sector and also point out the vulnerabilities of those technologies and existing public/private policy initiatives for safeguarding those systems.

Defining Choice in the Housing Voucher Program: The Role of Market Constraints...

The goal of HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is to facilitate neighborhood mobility for low-income families and avoid the concentrated poverty that often characterizes public housing projects. The assumption is participating households have better neighborhood options with the voucher than without it. While there has been empirical evidence that these vouchers have helped thousands of families improve; outcomes vary significantly across race/ethnic groups, metropolitan areas, suburbs, and central cities.

The Private Provision of Public Services

With less cash reserves and changing populations, cities have been experimenting with alternative methods to address service needs in local communities. This has spawned the growing trend of private associations the most popular of which are Residential Community Associations (RCAs) and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). While they are efficient in dispensing more complete information about local needs, skeptics caution the potential for inequitable outcomes for communities.

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