Public Policy Institute
As Indiana residents have developed a greater understanding of the relationship between communities and the environment, the IU Public Policy Institute has established itself as a reliable resource for data and analysis on land use and environmental impact. Using a variety of services, the Institute sheds light on issues that impact the state’s long-term economic vitality.
Our experience in this area includes more than a decade of monitoring the use of urban greenway trails in the Indianapolis area. We have also assembled an expert panel to address energy and the environment and offered new perspectives on issues such as advanced biofuels, carbon capture and storage, battery technology, and energy efficiency.
Financial Needs for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Indiana assesses the infrastructure needs of wastewater and drinking water in Indiana. The new study, sponsored by the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (IACIR) and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), estimates that the 20-year funding gap for Indiana wastewater and drinking water...
Indiana, along with other states, faces major changes in the economic landscape. People naturally seek to address the immediate problems, but there is also a need to look into the future, to be more proactive in shaping Indiana’s future. PPI is undertaking a process to develop policy recommendations for Indiana’s future based on conditions in Indiana.
In 1995, the Indiana General Assembly designated the Center as the staff agency for the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (IACIR). The IACIR was formed to create effective communication, cooperation, and partnerships between the federal, state, and local units of government and to improve delivery of services to the citizens of Indiana through a better understanding of the...
In early 2003, PPI partnered with the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) to assist with research tasks associated with the Central Indiana Water Resources Partnership. These tasks included assessing past, present, and future land use in three Indiana watersheds and their reservoirs.
Second project of the Policy Choices Initiative, this one is a place-based analysis.