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Take the Thriving Communities Survey

February 10, 2015
Thank you for your interest in the Thriving Communities, Thriving State project, a two-year effort to study what makes Indiana communities succeed. Using a place-based approach, the project will take a look at issues affecting (1) small town/rural, (2) mid-sized, and (3) urban areas. Each area will have its own commission to identify how current policies help or hinder communities, where policy... Read More »


#ThriveIN to study what makes Indiana communities succeed

January 23, 2015
Indiana's future is taking center stage with a new Indiana University Public Policy Institute effort. The Institute today unveiled its Thriving Communities, Thriving State project, a two-year effort to study what makes Indiana communities succeed. #ThriveIN @IUPublicPolicyUsing a place-based approach, the project will take a look at issues affecting rural, mid-sized, and urban... Read More »


Upcoming Thriving Communities Public Meetings - March 3 in Fort Wayne

January 22, 2015
The IU Public Policy Institute is bringing its Thriving Communities, Thriving State project to five Indiana communities. Your opinion matters and we invite you to participate in discussions about our state's future. Can't attend the public meetings? Fill out this form to give your input on Indiana's future. Co-chaired by former Lt. Governor Kathy Davis and former Indiana Supreme Court Chief... Read More »


Thriving Communities, Thriving State honored as state's Bicentennial Legacy Project

December 9, 2014
An Indiana University Public Policy Institute proposal to examine innovative strategies that lead thriving communities has been endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, who is planning Indiana's observance of its 200th birthday. With the endorsement by the Commission, the “Policy Choices for Indiana’s Future: Thriving Communities, Thriving State” proposal becomes a Bicentennial Legacy... Read More »


Institute seeking SPEA grad students

December 3, 2014
As the IU Public Policy Institute begins its Thriving Communities, Thriving State project, we are looking for three SPEA graduate students to work 15-20 hours a week starting in January 2015 through the calendar year.Here are some additional details about this opportunity.Our Thriving Communities, Thriving State project will facilitate a conversation between citizens, stakeholders, thought... Read More »