News and Events Archive


December 13 Local government officials remain unaware of 211 service line's popularity with Hoosiers November 29 Review shows program for offenders with mental health or addiction issues produces positive results November 9 PPI to celebrate 25 years of serving Hoosiers with special daylong symposium and celebration March 31 Tom Guevara appointed director of the IU Public Policy Institute March 31 INASPA Spring Networking Event to feature Thriving Communities, Thriving State presentation January 23 PPI study examines two-decade transformation of downtown Carmel


November 21 Indiana faces up to $8.5 billion funding gap for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure August 9 Institute to hire four Student Research Assistants June 24 Institute researchers collaborate with Governor's Council to gather public input May 4 Thriving Communities co-chair Jeff Rea writes column for South Bend Tribune April 11 Institute graduate assistants win William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion March 23 #ThriveIN's results serve as blueprint to maximize Indiana’s potential March 23 CICF President Brian Payne honored with John L. Krauss Award for Public Policy Innovation March 21 Institute names Koehler as interim director March 17 Institute researchers conduct IPS Police Department review March 16 Senior Policy Analyst Drew Klacik discusses qualify of life March 14 Institute grad assistant wins GLBTAA Academic Scholarship March 1 New report evaluates effectiveness of Marion County Mental Health Alternative Court February 17 Institute graduate assistants contribute to Thriving Communities project February 1 Institute to collaborate with Education Workforce Innovation Network January 26 Crime in Indianapolis: Trends, Sources, and Opportunities for Change January 25 New study says location is a factor in Hoosier access to health care January 24 Institute's Hoosier Health study highlighted in media outlets January 23 Senior Policy Analyst Jamie Palmer comments on mayor's travel expenses January 16 Senior Policy Analyst Drew Klacik on Westfield's Grand Junction park January 7 Local media highlight Community Vitality Index findings January 1 Troy Riggs reflects on last day at the Institute


December 4 Community Vitality Index shows disparities among Indiana counties in personal, economic well-being December 2 Riggs discusses active shooting preparation November 24 Troy Riggs speaks in Shalom Project video November 23 Troy Riggs: Community should continue assisting police November 13 Institute Cultural Trail study cited in Indy Star November 12 Indiana Crash Facts Report November 11 Riggs gives talk at South Texas School of Christian Studies October 31 Domestic Migration in Indiana Counties October 29 Riggs discusses Indianapolis shooting during WISH-TV panel October 23 Institute Point-in-Time Count cited in Indianapolis Recorder October 21 Riggs, top U.S. law enforcement urge end to mass incarceration October 16 Institute facilitates meetings for Governor's Council's strategic plan October 14 Riggs and 300 volunteers kick off Indy Do Day October 8 Traffic Safety Facts: County Profiles 2014 October 7 Littlepage studies philanthropic giving and social investment October 7 Riggs, IFD honor Firefighter and Private Robert Madden October 6 Noonan authors paper on adoption behavior of energy efficiency October 2 Institute report identifies number of veterans experiencing homelessness October 2 Following Oregon shooting, Riggs discusses school policies with Channel 6 October 1 Riggs talks to WIBC about police officer budget September 21 Benchmarking project outlines challenges of tracking Indiana’s local government financing September 17 Riggs discusses police misconduct settlements September 11 "Indiana's Justice Agenda" forum features Riggs & other criminal justice experts September 8 Riggs joins WISH-TV crime and safety panel September 7 Now accepting Krauss Award nominations September 3 WFYI series on Indianapolis crime features Riggs July 31 Many Families in Indianapolis Not Able to Find Shelter July 23 New study highlights Cultural Trail's economic impact July 5 Traffic Safety study finds decrease in accidents, injuries among teen drivers June 26 Institute study highlights economic activity of Indy 500 June 24 Riggs to lead public safety efforts at IU Public Policy Institute June 10 Institute to partner on Promise Zone initiative May 11 Doug Noonan, Institute Director of Research, awarded NEA grant to study artist employment April 24 Student assistants recognized for research contributions April 10 Drew Klacik serves as keynote speaker at Grant County Economic Growth Council banquet March 24 Thriving Communities, Thriving State op-ed receives coverage March 19 Institute seeks survey participants for Latino needs assessment March 13 Putting Indiana's communities first March 12 Share photos of your Indiana town March 5 Final "Thriving Communities" public meeting gathers area residents' ideas March 2 Brian Howey highlights "Thriving Communities" project in column about Hoosier history March 2 "Thriving Communities" project aims to help Indiana communities implement positive changes, says Tribune Star column February 6 John Ketzenberger column outlines mission of Thriving Communities February 5 First Thriving Communities public meeting receives local coverage January 23 #ThriveIN to study what makes Indiana communities succeed January 22 Upcoming Thriving Communities Public Meetings - March 3 in Fort Wayne


December 17 Helping state thrive, another nod for Thriving Communities, Thriving State December 9 Thriving Communities, Thriving State honored as state's Bicentennial Legacy Project December 3 Institute seeking SPEA grad students November 30 Marron offers tips on harnessing the energy of millennials and baby boomers October 2 Institute, SPEA project reveals local revenue structure is less stable September 25 Traumatic Brain Injury project topic of new DOC award September 9 John Marron discusses aging in Indiana with Lakeshore Public Media July 31 Researchers at the IU Public Policy Institute begin study to measure Carmel redevelopment efforts July 31 IU Public Policy Researcher John Marron on Carmel redevelopment project June 20 Indiana University project to provide fiscal benchmarking for local governments June 18 Sheila Kennedy op-ed in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, "Convention opens Constitution to mischief" June 3 2014 Homeless Count in Indianapolis June 2 Mark Lawrance named new Director of IU Public Policy Institute June 1 Traffic Safety Facts: County Profiles 2013 May 19 John Marron quoted in Indianapolis Business Journal May 14 Retiring Institute leader, John L. Krauss, is awarded a Sagamore of the Wabash, the IUPUI Chancellor's Medal, and the John L. Krauss Award for Public Policy Innovation. April 30 Drew Klacik part of discussion, "Charting the Course for Central Indiana," featuring Bruce Katz, Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institute April 30 Jamie L. Palmer Appointed Director of the Indiana Advisory Commission for Intergovernmental Relations April 21 Drew Klacik on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick: Downtown focus paying off March 4 Public Policy Caffeinated has six new videos discussing crash data in Indiana. February 21 Side with local government oversight when possible Op-ed by Randall T. Shepard, Executive in Residence February 12 Institute Executive in Residence, Randall Shepard named one of the country's 25 most influential people in legal education by National Jurist magazine January 29 Senior Policy Analyst Drew Klacik quoted in Indianapolis Business Journal January 27, 2014 January 28 Institute Director of Research Doug Noonan quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek


December 12 Preparing Indiana for the aging population November 18 Institute, city leaders highlight increased demand for downtown Indianapolis October 10 IU Public Policy Institute Director John Krauss to retire September 24 IU Public Policy Institute, WFYI web series to highlight state’s policy choices August 12 Indiana 2012 Crash Fact Sheet Series Released June 12 Study suggests 36 percent of Indiana prisoners report experiencing traumatic brain injury March 21 Institute study points to IMS events adding $510 million annually into Indiana Economy March 19 Institute Partners to Advance Communities for a Lifetime Work throughout Indiana March 14 Study compares alternative dispute resolution to adjudication January 31 Stakeholders identify improvements to crime data reporting and information sharing as priority January 15 IU Public Policy Institute graduate assistants detail poverty findings during SPEA event


December 7 Motorsport industry has significant impact across Indiana and worldwide November 12 John L. Krauss Op-ed: Indiana faces challenges with wind at its back October 18 Indiana Crash Facts 2011 Released September 12 Report examines incarceration practices for D and C felony offenders August 22 Watch the Institute's Gubernatorial Forum August 16 Drew Klacik responds to the Urbanophile's "Why I Don't Live in Indianapolis" blog post August 2 American Bar Association taps retired Chief Justice to lead distinguished panel August 1 Indianapolis Cultural Trail sees thousands of users during Super Bowl July 25 2011 Indiana Traffic Safety County Profiles Released July 24 Gregg, Pence to participate in public issue forum moderated by retired Chief Justice Shepard July 3 The big tax questions: A matter of balance June 25 Gregg, Pence meet with Institute team June 20 CCJR releases 2011 Indiana Traffic Safety Facts June 19 Gubernatorial Candidates consider Policy Choices for Indiana's Future June 5 Courts and the Economy, how fiscal constraints affect the judiciary and access to justice June 1 Former Chief Justice Shepard joins IU Public Policy Institute as first Executive in Residence May 28 For 20 years, providing better understanding today for better decisions tomorrow May 3 Bicyclists Involved in Indiana Collisions Increased in 2010 April 24 The Hoosier economy and its workforce will suffer without significantly increasing the number of workers with training and education beyond high school. April 10 Jamie Merisotis: A matter of more degrees April 9 With Gasoline Prices Rising, Indiana Alternatives Can Help April 9 Drew Klacik testified for Indianapolis-Marion County Council TIF Commission Meeting March 28 Shepard and Miles Op-Ed--A Roadmap for Indiana's Future March 9 John Krauss interviewed on WFYI No Limits: Legacy of Chief Justice Randall Shepard February 24 Policy Choices for Indiana's Future in the news February 22 The difficult choices facing Indiana: John Krauss interviewed by Inside Indiana Business February 17 IU Public Policy Institute unveils "Policy Choices for Indiana's Future" January 19 Lilly Endowment awards $6.6 million to support IU Public Policy Institute


November 2 Institute Director John L. Krauss appointed to Indiana Education Employment Relations Board October 5 Indiana Crash Facts 2010 Released September 23 Results from a study on service learning and the impact on host agencies July 18 Matt Nagle Writes Op-Ed for IBJ July 14 2010 Traffic Safety County Profiles Released July 11 Policy Choices for Indiana's Future Featured in Northwest Indiana News June 10 Indiana motorcycle rider fatalities level off in 2010 June 1 Problem drivers more likely to cause serious crashes June 1 Indiana observed seatbelt use rates reach a 10-year high April 15 Krauss Interviewed by Governing Magazine March 31 CCJR introduces new Census-based locality definition for Indiana motor vehicle collisions February 22 Krauss Talks About the Hoosier Oskar Schindler February 22 Indiana sees drop in teen drivers involved in crashes after GDL implementation February 7 Krauss Contributes to Indianapolis Star's Conversations Section January 21 New study evaluates spatial and socioeconomic characteristics of murder and aggravated assault January 18 PSN programs show progress in addressing gun violence and gang activity


December 21 Krauss Comments on City-County Unification October 11 Indiana Crash Facts 2009 Released September 14 CUPE Estimates Economic Impact of Marian University's College of Osteopathic Medicine September 13 CCJR staff participate in state lawmaker discussions of driver education overhaul August 25 Center to Participate in Motorsports Study August 23 Krauss Interviewed for Article in the Des Moines Register July 14 2009 County profiles released July 8 Dangerous driving actions contribute to one-quarter of Indiana fatal collisions July 8 Nearly one-quarter of Indiana traffic fatalities involve alcohol June 29 Indiana child traffic injuries on the decline June 29 More than one-third of vehicles involved in fatal collisions are light trucks June 22 Krauss Participates in UniGov Panel Discussion with RCGA June 17 Fatal collisions involving large trucks on the decline June 4 Indiana restraint usage rates continue to rise May 27 Motor vehicle collisions continue to be leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 20 May 25 Indiana motorcycle injuries at lowest level since 2006 May 19 2010 Indianapolis Homeless Count Up May 3 Krauss Interviewed for Impact of Vehicular Ban on Monument Circle April 21 IU Public Policy Institute Director Featured in WFYI Documentary April 14 U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Visits IUPUI Campus March 3 Eleven Prominent Leaders Named to New IU Public Policy Institute Advisory Board February 16 National efforts to ban text messaging while driving are gaining traction February 12 Krauss to Appear on This Week's Indiana Lawmakers to Discuss Local Government Reform February 10 CCJR Researchers Assist Local Law Enforcement in Identifying Sobriety Checkpoint Locations January 27 Drew Klacik Contributes to the Urbanophile


December 4 Choices Program Reaches Women At Risk December 4 CCJR Report Finds Improved Performance Metrics in Project Safe Neighborhoods' Southern District October 13 Indiana Crash Facts 2008 Released September 22 Center for Urban Policy and the Environment to Provide Program Assessment for GINI September 21 John Ottensmann Interviewed for IBJ Article on Greenwood Merger September 16 Indiana Project Safe Neighborhoods Report Examines Violent Crime in Indianapolis July 20 IU Public Policy Institute Provides Opportunities for Students and Vista Staff July 17 2008 County Traffic Safety Facts Released June 25 Alcohol-related Collision and Fatality Rates Decline in 2008 June 17 2009 Homeless Count Released June 15 Older Children (ages 8 to 15) are at Greater Risk of Suffering Serious Injuries and Fatalities in Traffic Collisions June 14 Indiana Collisions Involving Light Trucks on the Decline June 5 29 Percent of Indiana Fatal Collisions Involved Dangerous Driving June 5 One of Every Six Indiana Fatal Collisions Involved a Large Truck June 1 Indiana Restraint Use Rates Continue to Rise in 2008 May 29 Traffic Collisions Leading Cause of Death Among Teens May 29 Nearly Three-fourths of Motorcycle Riders Killed in Indiana Crashes Did Not Wear a Helmet May 28 Survey: Local Officials Have Mixed Opinions on Local Government Reform May 4 John Krauss Article Highlighted in IBJ April 20 Indiana Local Government Reform Efforts Highlighted in The Ripon Forum April 14 Study Finds IDHS and Local Partners Effective in Response to Spring 2008 Severe Weather Events April 14 John Krauss to Present at National League of Cities Seminar February 23 Drew Klacik Delivers Keynote Speech at Central Indiana Housing Summit February 5 Center for Urban Policy and the Environment Leads Effort to Determine NSP Targeted Areas January 16 CCJR Report Analyzes Violent Crime in Indianapolis January 14 Center Staff Prepare Report for Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations January 13 Center Work Highlighted in IU Perspectives on Policy January 5 Senior Policy Analyst Drew Klacik Interviewed for USA Today Article on Household Interstate Moves


December 29 IU Plays Central Role in American Humanics National Institute December 19 John Krauss Named to Attorney General-Elect Greg Zoeller's Transition Team December 19 Daniels Announces 2009 Initiatives for Reforming Local Government December 11 IU Center for Urban Policy and the Environment Receives $2 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment December 8 CCJR Receives Executive Director's Award for Traffic Safety Research November 24 IU Center for Urban Policy and the Environment to Study Court Reform November 11 Governor Daniels Expected to Focus on Shrinking Local Government November 11 John Krauss Conducts Workshop for National League of Cities October 29 CCJR Report Highlights Approaches to Reducing Gun Violence October 17 Indiana 2007 Crash Fact Book Released September 12 Center Faculty to Present Paper at the Gambling, Prediction Markets and Public Policy Conference September 8 Economic Development Research by the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment Featured in IBJ August 13 New Report Profiles Traffic Collisions in Indiana Counties August 12 Foreclosure Research by the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment is Highlighted in the IBJ August 7 Impacts of Property Tax Reform July 11 PA Times Highlights Recommendations of the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform July 10 Only 44 Percent of Passengers Killed in Indiana Collisions Were Wearing Proper Safety Restraints July 9 Alcohol Linked to 28 Percent of Indiana Traffic Deaths July 2 John Ottensmann Contributes to Summer Issue of Indiana Business Review June 25 Center to Conduct Evaluation for the Indiana Advanced Manufacturing Education Collaborative June 24 2008 Homeless Count Shows Need for Programs in Indianapolis June 20 Children at Greater Risk of Serious Injury When Riding with Young Drivers June 20 One of Every Six Indiana Fatal Traffic Collisions Involved a Large Truck June 2 33 Percent of 2007 Indiana Traffic Fatalities were Light Truck Occupants May 28 Child Restraints and Proper Occupant Seating Positions Improve Child Passenger Safety May 28 Aggressive Driving and Speeding Continue to be a Concern to Indiana Law Enforcement May 16 MCTSP Recognizes the Center for Criminal Justice Research May 9 Driver Behavior Major Contributor to Traffic Collisions May 5 Center to analyze use of minority and women-owned businesses for Hoosier Lottery May 5 Center releases report analyzing trail usage May 5 Indiana University Public Policy Institute launched May 5 Commission solicits questions for 2008 survey of elected officials May 1 Indiana motorcycle collisions on the rise April 24 Center for Criminal Justice Research launched


December 20 Research: Many traffic tragedies could be prevented December 20 Governor praises IU, SPEA for state policy contributions December 20 Indiana lags other states in accurate crime reporting December 13 Streamlining local government: We’ve got to stop governing like this December 12 Hoosiers chime in on local government effectiveness November 1 Center to organize project to reform, restructure local government November 1 Public input sought on local government effectiveness February 22 John Ottensmann to spea at Cutting Edge lecture February 17 Center releases survey for Indiana Horse Racing Commission


November 15 Reducing tobacco use in Indiana: What policies can help? October 6 Analysts release major report on substance abuse in Indiana September 17 John Ottensmann discusses 'sprawl' July 19 Center Research Shows Troubling Trends in Indiana June 5 High obesity rate increases health care costs in Indiana June 2 John Krauss Elected president of Indianapolis Museum of Art Board of Governors May 11 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy awards fellowship to Seth Payton February 7 John Krauss elected chair of Indiana Supreme Court's Commission on Continuing Legal Education January 24 Boom of Latino population impacts central Indiana


December 14 Center's project intends to make government more responsive to citizens November 30 Department of Workforce Development to upgrade data based on center's recommendations November 3 Dona Sapp appointed Chief Administrative Officer September 12 IUPUI experts: Medical error reporting system could help save lives in Indiana September 8 Krauss comments on importance of dynamic downtown June 2 John Krauss re-elected vice president of IMA Board of Governors May 13 Most Hoosiers attend arts, cultural events, but factors affect participation May 3 Department of Workforce Development announces partnership with the Center, IBRC May 3 Center students win awards April 1 Survey: Local elected officials say health care, substance abuse, economy are top concerns March 24 Center staff member Tami Barreto nominated for Campus Leadership Award March 9 Exemplary volunteers DO love their neighbors! February 15 Lilly Endowment awards $2 million grant to the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment January 6 John Krauss, elected vice chairman of Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education


December 31 Center releases study on motorsports industry in Indy region December 10 IU Homepages interviews John Krauss October 19 Urban Center analyst Seth Payton wins Mike Curro Award October 4 Stormwater report cited in editorial September 14 John Krauss talks to Channel 8 about police funding, fire pensions September 13 State volunteer rates announced September 9 Center welcomes April Williams-Shaw as new chief operating officer September 9 Urban Center launches new website August 30 Mediation course taught by John Krauss featured on WFIU Bloomington August 29 Report shows tax breaks plentiful, results vary August 11 Center study ranks states by volunteerism July 19 Center researchers examine effective government reform in Indiana July 15 Survey reveals Hoosiers' concern with jobs, alcohol, drug abuse, public transportation June 30 Urban Center to facilitate public, academia partnership May 19 Airport investments yield uncertain returns May 18 Rankings for Indianapolis, Indiana provide snapshots, not guidance May 14 Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations releases annual survey March 10 Urban Center staff member wins award March 6 Study says Monon Trail affects Indianapolis property values February 2 New study lauds casino impact: IUPUI analysis finds strong economic and fiscal impact on communities January 15 Krauss appointed center director January 12 IUPUI researchers to study barriers to physical activity January 8 Lindsey appointed Associate Dean of SPEA’s Indianapolis programs


December 12 IU professors named editors of nonprofit, philanthropy journal November 13 Secular, Religious Groups Compared in Study October 29 Krauss Appointed to IUPUI Law and SPEA Faculties September 13 Study: Area Lags in Outlays for Public Infrastructure September 8 Center to Gauge Biotech Progress: Study Will Quantify Patent, Venture Capital Activity June 19 Krauss Elected to IMA Officer Post June 16 Commissioners Seek Money for Water Mandate May 27 Study Questions Success of Faith-Based Contracts May 26 Study: Faith-based Charities Don't Have Any Better Results May 25 Faith-Based Charities May Not Be Better, Study Indicates May 23 Happy Trails to You Active Eastsiders May 21 Public Can Get Free Forecast of Area’s Growth from LUCI May 9 Computer Program Predicts Growth Patterns in Central Indiana February 21 Housing Boom May Slow Locally February 12 A Good Funding Source to Ensure Safe Water January 30 Focus Turns to Water Quality and “Brown Fields” as IUPUI Taylor Symposium Addresses Environmental Justice January 8 IU Center Celebrates 10 Years of Focus on Urban Policy, Environmental Issues


August 14 IUPUI Expert Says Central Indiana Becoming Less Rural