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Riggs to lead public safety efforts at IU Public Policy Institute

June 24, 2015
The Indiana University Public Policy Institute is pleased to announce that Troy Riggs will join its team as Director of Public Safety Outreach. Riggs currently serves as Director of Public Safety for the City of Indianapolis.“I have appreciated Troy's partnership in using and acknowledging SAVI database. We are pleased to bring to IUPUI, SPEA, and the Public Policy Institute a public safety leader... Read More »


Institute to partner on Promise Zone initiative

June 10, 2015
The IU Public Policy Institute will partner with the John H. Boner Community Center to evaluate, track, and report data for the Near Eastside of Indianapolis, which was recently named a federal Promise Zone. With this national designation, the federal government will work with local leaders to navigate funding options and increase opportunities to achieve neighborhood-created goals and priorities.... Read More »


Doug Noonan, Institute Director of Research, awarded NEA grant to study artist employment
Doug Noonan, director of research at the IU Public Policy Institute

May 11, 2015
With a newly announced grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, two Indiana University researchers will examine key economic issues facing artistsSchool of Public and Environmental Affairs faculty members Doug Noonan and Joanna Woronkowicz will use data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey and data from crowdfunding websites including Kickstarter and Indiegogo to study... Read More »


Student assistants recognized for research contributions
IU Professor Sheila Kennedy and Matt Impink

April 24, 2015
Student research assistants help Institute staff and faculty fulfill our mission as we take on new initiatives and continue projects with longtime clients. Matthew Impink has worked on projects for the Institute and the IU Center for Civic Literacy. For his efforts, Impink won SPEA's Outstanding MPA Student Award. He also graduated from SPEA IUPUI in May 2015. Other graduates include: Amy Banks,... Read More »


Putting Indiana's communities first
Randall T. Shepard and Kathy Davis | Photo by Greg Puls

March 13, 2015
By Kathy Davis and Randall T. Shepard, Guest Columnists No one wants to look back and wonder what we could have and should have done to make Indiana a better place. Instead, by taking a forward-looking approach, the Indiana University Public Policy Institute is evaluating what can be done now to help local communities and our state succeed.Through the Thriving Communities, Thriving... Read More »