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John Marron discusses aging in Indiana with Lakeshore Public Media

September 9, 2014
IU Public Policy Institute analyst John Marron talked to Indiana Lakeshore Public Media about the Lifelong Indiana Coalition, a collaboration of leading public, private and philanthropic organizations focused on shaping communities that Indiana residents of all ages can make their lifelong homes. The Institute is one of several stakeholders of Lifelong Indiana. Read More »


Indiana University project to provide fiscal benchmarking for local governments
Jamie Palmer

June 20, 2014
An Indiana University fiscal benchmarking project will produce timely and accessible information about the fiscal health of local governments for state and local officials and Hoosier voters."Fiscal Benchmarking for Indiana's Local Governments," launched this month by the IU Public Policy Institute and the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will draw on government data to produce... Read More »


Mark Lawrance named new Director of IU Public Policy Institute

June 2, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 2, 2014Media contact: Liz Joss, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, ljoss@iupui.edu or 317-274-8624Mark Lawrance named new Director of IU Public Policy InstituteINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — R. Mark Lawrance has been named Director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute (PPI). The appointment was announced today by IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz.Lawrance... Read More »


Retiring IU PPI 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.

May 14, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, May 14, 2014 -- Retiring IU Public Policy Institute Director John L. Krauss received four high honors at a retirement celebration on Tuesday, including a Sagamore of the Wabash, the IUPUI Chancellor’s Medal and the inaugural John L. Krauss Award for Public Policy Innovation. Mayor Greg Ballard declared May 13 “John L. Krauss Day.”  The honors recognize Krauss’ long history of... Read More »


PPI, City leaders highlight increased demand for Downtown Indianapolis

November 18, 2013
Two studies have just been released that address the long-term viability of Downtown Indianapolis. With substantive and objective data, Outlook for New Rentals in Downtown Indianapolis (housing study) and Why Downtown Indianapolis Matters (economic impact) articulate the value of Downtown as an economic driver and residential magnet. In partnership with the IU Public Policy Institute, Indianapolis... Read More »