Many organizations have partnered with Ford School students and faculty through the Applied Policy Seminar to tackle significant problems in the public, private, or non-profit sectors. Recent projects include:
City of Ann Arbor, MI, Energy Efficiency Investments: Estimated economic impact of city’s energy investments.
Government Accountability Office, Options to Extend Labor Force Participation to Older Americans: Conducted mixed-methods analysis of labor force trends, barriers, opportunities.
US Department of Justice, ICITAP Philippines, Competency Framework: Developed job classification scheme for PNP.
ICITAP WDC, Strategic Planning: deconstructed previous strategic plan, developed planning framework.
Jordan Morgan Foundation, Capacity Building: Developed materials, supported strategic planning process.
Networks Northwest, Traverse City Affordable Housing Study: Undertook stakeholder analysis and peer comparisons.
FocusHOPE, New Mobility Options for Hope Village Residents: Conducted demand analysis for possible introduction of local ride-hailing and car-sharing services.
Downtown Detroit Partnership, Redevelopment of 600 Randolph: Identified redevelopment opportunities.
State of Michigan Talent Investment Agency, Michigan Works! and WIOA Implementation Reform: Provided background research to support state-level reform efforts.
Government Accountability Office, New K-12 Education Assessments: Assessed implementation of new education assessments under recently adopted consortium agreements.
City of Detroit, Mayor’s Office, Detroit’s Neighborhood Enterprise Zones: Studied the effectiveness of Detroit’s NEZs in stabilizing neighborhoods and attracting new residents.
Flint City Charter Commission, Technical Assistance: Analyzed alternative municipal forms of government and other proposed reforms.
ICITAP WDC, Promoting Sustainable Institutional Development: Evaluated program’s sustainable institutional development initiatives.
Presbytery of Detroit, Defining and Engaging Community: Devised a community engagement strategy for Greenfield Presbyterian Church.