What are smart cities? What makes them smart? Are they equitable and accessible? The aim of this hands-on applied policy course is to introduce students to smart cities and the rapidly evolving mobility ecosystem.
Federal election spending from all sources has doubled over the last twenty years and the 2018 election continued the trend. Campaign spending in the midterms exceeded $5 billion for the first time, much of it coming from Super PACs and "dark mo
This course is an introduction to programming and working in STATA, a core statistical program in the social sciences. In a variety of fields, STATA remains the baseline program for analysis, data management, and visualization.
Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have made the United States the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas. What does that mean for the domestic economy, energy prices, foreign policy, climate change, and local environments?
This course examines environmental and energy policies. We discuss the sources of environmental problems and what regulations are available to remedy these problems. We also cover energy markets, including fossil fuel extraction and electricity.
Applied Policy Seminar (APS) (now called Strategic Public Policy Consulting or SPPC) is an opportunity for students to conduct a faculty-supervised consulting project for a public, private, or non-profit sector policy organization at the local, st
This is a professional skills workshop that will be required for students enrolled in the Applied Policy Seminar (APS, PP578) and open to other MPP/ Master's student. To be offered each semester, concurrent with the APS.
The main idea that we want to get across is implicit in the title: Systematic thinking - largely from the social sciences, but with the application of scientific methods and knowledge more generally - can make a significant difference in the way w
This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the major issues of health and health care in the United States – what they are, what determines them, and how they can be altered. In so doing, the course surveys the field of public health.