Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning
Professor Wu testifies before U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

UEP Professor and Chair Weiping Wu was invited to testify before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, on April 27. The hearing focused on China’s 13th Five-Year Plan, and Professor Wu addressed issues related to China’s New Urbanization Plan and fiscal reform and their implications for U.S. economic interests. Her written testimony is available on the Commission’s website.

Rosalind Greenstein Interviewed as Expert for City Spending Article for WalletHub
4/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
UEP Professor Rosalind Greenstein was recently interviewed by WalletHub, a personal finance website, as an expert on how cities spend their money. The questions asked about issues facing city governments today and how cities can function better with better finances. The article "2016's Cities with the Most Efficient Public Spending" assessed how efficiently some of America's largest urban centers spend on essential needs, primarily education, law enforcement, and parks and recreation. The article is available here.
Justin Hollanders Research into Big Data for Urban Planning
1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
UEP Professor Justin Holland was recently mentioned in the "At Lincoln House" blog for his working paper on using the social media data from Twitter to compare cities growing and shrinking with regards to public attitudes. Examining 50 shrinking and 50 growing cities, collecting more than 300,000 tweets over two months, they found no significant difference in the attitudes of residents in shrinking cities and growing cities. "At Lincoln House" is the blog of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The posting is available here.