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Summary: Designing Successful Carbon Markets, Arthur Van Benthem Sep 2019

Summary: Designing Successful Carbon Markets, Arthur Van Benthem

Wharton PPI B-School for Public Policy Seminar Summaries

There are a lot of developments happening right now in carbon markets in different parts of the world—from New Zealand to Canada and many points in between. As policymakers continue to explore cap-and-trade in the United States, there is much to learn about what does and doesn’t work from these carbon markets already in place.


Summary: The Decline Of U.S. Corporate Investment, Joao F. Gomes Sep 2019

Summary: The Decline Of U.S. Corporate Investment, Joao F. Gomes

Wharton PPI B-School for Public Policy Seminar Summaries

U.S. corporations over the past decade have shied away from making large-scale capital investments. Given their reticence, does it make economic sense for the government to pursue major investments in infrastructure at this time?


Summary: Insuring High Risks Fairly, Protecting Individuals Against Flood Losses, Howard Kunreuther Sep 2019

Summary: Insuring High Risks Fairly, Protecting Individuals Against Flood Losses, Howard Kunreuther

Wharton PPI B-School for Public Policy Seminar Summaries

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) encompasses issues of risk transparency and fairness. There is general agreement that floodplain residents need to know their risk-based insurance premium-and with that information, how to make their homes safer and thus make flood insurance more affordable. In this B-School Seminar, Professor Howard Kunreuther focused on the importance of accurate mapping of flood risk, how to encourage investment in cost effective mitigation measures, and ways to deal with fairness and affordability in designing a flood insurance program for the future.


Improving Future Policy Responses To Foreseeable Bank Risk-Taking, Joao F. Gomes, Marco Grotteria, Jessica A. Wachter Sep 2019

Improving Future Policy Responses To Foreseeable Bank Risk-Taking, Joao F. Gomes, Marco Grotteria, Jessica A. Wachter

Wharton Public Policy Initiative Issue Briefs

This brief offers new perspectives on the behavior of banks during the financial crisis of 2007-08 and the limited success of unconventional monetary policies in stimulating bank credit to the private sector during the subsequent economic recovery. The common narrative about the financial crisis is that it was caused by a large credit expansion with overly risky loan-granting behavior by banks. We argue, however, that banks actually made optimal financial decisions in the lead-up to the crisis, based on their calculation of their franchise value. The brief explains the mechanics of franchise value—how it led banks to shift their ...


The Policy Trajectories Of Autonomous Vehicles, John Paul Macduffie May 2018

The Policy Trajectories Of Autonomous Vehicles, John Paul Macduffie

Wharton Public Policy Initiative Issue Briefs

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technology promises to dramatically reduce deaths and economic losses from crashes caused by human error, increase mobility for those with disabilities, and revolutionize the auto industry. Yet legislation to facilitate oversight of the development and deployment of AVs is stalling in Congress. Professor John Paul MacDuffie offers a primer on AV technology policy, and discusses strategies for addressing safety and other public concerns while still facilitating AV innovation in the private sector.


Municipal Resource Guide To Leading Practices In Cost Savings, Martin Horak, Andrew Sancton, Rachna Goswami, Umera Ali May 2017

Municipal Resource Guide To Leading Practices In Cost Savings, Martin Horak, Andrew Sancton, Rachna Goswami, Umera Ali

Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance – Publications

Ontario municipalities of all sizes face pressure to “do more with less.” Commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs, this Resource Guide provides municipal officials with single-source information about a range of current leading practices in cost savings in small and mid-sized Ontario municipalities. Municipalities across the province are continually developing innovative practices that save costs without incurring service level reductions. Most of these practices involve small-scale initiatives that result in modest savings. Yet even modest savings add up over time, and multiple small initiatives in a single municipality can make a big difference. In addition, by providing an ...


Insurance Against Extreme Events: Pairing Short-Term Incentives With Long-Term Strategies, Howard Kunreuther Oct 2016

Insurance Against Extreme Events: Pairing Short-Term Incentives With Long-Term Strategies, Howard Kunreuther

Wharton Public Policy Initiative Issue Briefs

Consumers tend to purchase too little insurance or purchase it too late. Consequently, taxpayers wind up bearing substantial burdens for paying reconstruction costs from extreme events. The 2005 and 2012 hurricane seasons alone cost taxpayers nearly $150 billion. There is much that can be done to better facilitate the role that insurance can play in addressing losses from extreme events, both natural and man-made.


Toward Regional Resilience In Toronto: From Diagnosis To Action, Zack Taylor, Leah Birnbaum Jun 2016

Toward Regional Resilience In Toronto: From Diagnosis To Action, Zack Taylor, Leah Birnbaum

Western Urban and Local Governance Working Papers

Greater Toronto is recognized as a high-performing urban region. Over the past decade, however, negative social, economic, and environmental trends have emerged that threaten the region’s future. On the basis of documentary research and four focus group workshops with a diverse array of professional practitioners, this paper assesses the Toronto region’s current assets and vulnerabilities in relation to future risks.The discussion is framed by the concept of resilience—an increasingly popular, yet abstract, concept in urban planning and public administration. This paper proposes, first, that planning and policymaking be directed toward increasing the region’s resilience, understood ...


Active Listening "Debates" - Classroom Activity, Victoria Derr Jan 2016

Active Listening "Debates" - Classroom Activity, Victoria Derr

Activities and Assignments Collection

Students will practice critical thinking, active listening, and the development and presentation of arguments and positions through oral and written communication.


Identifying Sustainable Funding Streams For The Broome County Land Bank, Sarah Glose Jul 2015

Identifying Sustainable Funding Streams For The Broome County Land Bank, Sarah Glose

Capstone Projects 2015-Present

Current funding streams for the Broome County Land Bank will expire at the end of 2016 and need to be replaced. The ExecuJve Director idenJfied a budgetary need of $200,000 each year. I recommend that this budget be funded by increasing the Broome County mortgage tax and reallocaJng Broome County Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax revenues.


The Positive Deviance Phenomenon Of Leading Successful Strategic Change, Gail Johnson Morris Jan 2014

The Positive Deviance Phenomenon Of Leading Successful Strategic Change, Gail Johnson Morris

2010-2016 Archived Posters

The focus of this phenomenological study was to explore how the positive deviance phenomenon and strategies manifest through the lived experience of successful Canadian financial services strategic change leaders. The 4 leadership dimensions culminate in the Leading Successful Strategic Change: The 4 Factor Formula.


More Than Shelter: Activism And Community In San Francisco Public Housing, Amy L. Howard Jan 2014

More Than Shelter: Activism And Community In San Francisco Public Housing, Amy L. Howard

Bookshelf

In the popular imagination, public housing tenants are considered, at best, victims of intractable poverty and, at worst, criminals. More Than Shelter makes clear that such limited perspectives do not capture the rich reality of tenants’ active engagement in shaping public housing into communities. By looking closely at three public housing projects in San Francisco, Amy L. Howard brings to light the dramatic measures tenants have taken to create—and sustain and strengthen—communities that mattered to them.

More Than Shelter opens with the tumultuous institutional history of the San Francisco Housing Authority, from its inception during the New Deal ...


Exploring Deliberative Democracy: Tribal Membership Meetings Under Indian Reorganization Act Constitutions, Jo Anne House Jan 2013

Exploring Deliberative Democracy: Tribal Membership Meetings Under Indian Reorganization Act Constitutions, Jo Anne House

2010-2016 Archived Posters

This was a qualitative study of deliberation and participation in a tribal government setting. The results of this study identified high levels of deliberation and participation with a need to focus on improving the aspect of showing respect towards others. Improving deliberation can result in a more networked community, identification of a greater number of solutions, and greater acceptance of the solution selected.


The Productivity Imperative And The New Maine Economy, Maine State Planning Office Apr 1990

The Productivity Imperative And The New Maine Economy, Maine State Planning Office

Maine Collection

The Productivity Imperative and the New Maine Economy

Maine State Planning Office, Economics Division, April 1990.

Richard H. Silkman, Director; Stephen J. Adams, Principal Author

Contents: Introduction / Maine's New Economy / The Productivity Imperative / Meeting the Productivity Imperative / Conclusions / Notes / References


How To Manage Your Police Department: A Handbook For Citizens, City Officials And Police Managers, Donald G. Hanna Aug 1987

How To Manage Your Police Department: A Handbook For Citizens, City Officials And Police Managers, Donald G. Hanna

Faculty Books

No abstract provided.


Animal Management And Population Control, What Progress Have We Made?, Alexandra K. Wilson, Andrew N. Rowan Aug 1985

Animal Management And Population Control, What Progress Have We Made?, Alexandra K. Wilson, Andrew N. Rowan

eBooks

Evaluations of animal population problems and their solutions by ten regional animal control and humane society shelters.


State Plans Inventory, Maine State Planning Office Dec 1978

State Plans Inventory, Maine State Planning Office

Maine Collection

State Plans Inventory

Maine State Planning Office, Comprehensive Planning Assistance Divsion

Augusta, Maine (December, 1978).

"The preparation of this report was financially aided by a 701 Comprehensive Planning Assistance grant fro the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development."

Contents: Letter of Transmittal / Introduction / State Plans Inventory / Indices of State Plans / Tables



Community Action Programs And Poor People Of Maine : A History, Maine. Division Of Economic Opportunity Jan 1975

Community Action Programs And Poor People Of Maine : A History, Maine. Division Of Economic Opportunity

Maine Collection

Community Action Programs and Poor People of Maine : A History.
State of Maine. Division of Economic Opportunity. Augusta, Maine, 1975.

Contents: 1.Introduction / 2.Myths of the Poor in Maine / 3.Concepts / 4.Head Start / 5.Legal Services-The Poor and the Law / 6.Health / 7.Native Americans / 8.Housing / 9.The Elderly-Never Too Late to Fight Poverty / 10.Manpower Training / 11.Donated Commodities / 12.Vista / 13.Poverty Is Here to Stay / 14.Results of the War / 15.The Role of SEOO and New Directions for CAP



Pruitt Homes And Igoe Apartments Public Housing Complex : Final Environmental Impact Statement, United States Department Of Housing And Urban Development, St. Louis Area Office Sep 1974

Pruitt Homes And Igoe Apartments Public Housing Complex : Final Environmental Impact Statement, United States Department Of Housing And Urban Development, St. Louis Area Office

Books and Monographs

PDF of the Pruitt Homes and Igoe Apartments Public Housing Complex: Final Environmental Impact Statement. HUD report number HUD-RO7-EIS-74-07F Pruitt Homes and Igoe Apartments Public Housing Complex : final environmental impact statement / [prepared for] St. Louis Housing Authority; prepared by St. Louis Area Office, Kansas City Regional Office, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.


Urban Renewal Plan For The Kosciusko Urban Renewal Area, Land Clearance For Redevelopment Authority, City Of St. Louis May 1958

Urban Renewal Plan For The Kosciusko Urban Renewal Area, Land Clearance For Redevelopment Authority, City Of St. Louis

Books and Monographs

Kosciusko Urban Renewal Plan, Project Mo. R-2. From the text: A. URBAN RENEWAL PLAN- SCOPE The Urban Renewal Plan for the Kosciusko Urban Renewal Project Area encompasses both "slum clearance and redevelopment", and "rehabilitation", and consists of, and only of, text items A through N and exhibits I through XII as herein set forth. 27 pages, includes maps.