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More local officials see relevance of electric vehicle planning

May 2, 2024
Local officials across Michigan increasingly view electric vehicle infrastructure planning as relevant for their governments, though many cite too few public charging stations and costs associated with adding them as barriers to expansion.The...
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Injuries of inequality and the promise of safety nets

Mar 7, 2024
What would a comprehensive strategy for reproductive rights and access look like, borrowing from the lessons from the fight against HIV? This is the question that Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy at the Ford School...
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Policing a neurodiverse world

Feb 20, 2024
When responding to calls related to mental health crises, police should work to change the environments where people with psychiatric disabilities live and work, rather than simply connecting them with medical intervention.Professor David Thacher, a...
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A tale of two perspectives on innovation and global equity

Feb 13, 2024
Inclusive innovation—the idea of introducing technologies designed for and by the poor to boost economic growth in impoverished communities—often misses the real problems facing these communities and champions solutions that benefit entrepreneurs at...
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What's stopping U.S. climate policies from working effectively?

Jan 30, 2024
The United States recently passed major climate change laws, such as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), and the CHIPS and Science Act, which allocate funding with a goal of expanding...
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Lewis on the future of climate resilience in “haven” cities

Nov 2, 2023
Ann Arbor and other cities across the Midwest and Northeast have been referred to by climate specialists as “climate havens,” natural areas of refuge that are relatively safe from extreme weather events such as intense heat and tropical storms. Many...
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Thacher studies history to inform today's police reform

Oct 27, 2023
Although some may view reducing the harms of policing as a contemporary issue, David Thacher encourages modern reformers to consider the past in the Journal of Criminal Justice. Using original archival research, Thacher examined the use of summons...
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Stevenson predicts continued labor strife in an uncertain market

Sep 22, 2023
As the U.S. endures the UAW, Writers’ Guild, and Screen Actors strikes, among others, Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson says the country may endure more labor upheaval. Once the chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, she...
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Parthasarathy calls for reimagining the innovation process

Jul 19, 2023
The basic model of technological innovation in the U.S. has relied upon academic research and private sector commercialization. While the standard approach has stimulated macroeconomic growth, produced many valuable products, and created jobs,...
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Jacob explores barriers to Teacher Loan Forgiveness program

Jul 10, 2023
The Biden Administration is preparing a new set of student loan debt-relief measures in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of its previous, ambitious plan, which would have eliminated between $10,000 and $20,000 per student. A number of...