Social & Education Policy
  • Thursday, August 14th, 2014

    Colin Gordon, Professor of History at the University of Iowa and researcher for the PPC Social Science Policy group, recently composed multiple maps that reflect St. Louis's metropolitan area's residential history.

  • Thursday, July 24th, 2014

    A study required by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development for communities receiving funding from the federal Community Development Block Grant & HOME programs is complete for Iowa City.
  • Thursday, July 10th, 2014

    The PPC's Housing and Land Use program has created an online interactive map to illustrate housing affordability trends in counties across the nation.
  • Monday, December 2nd, 2013

    A study by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center Housing and Land Use program explores the growing shortage of affordable housing in Iowa City and highlights the need to involve the private sector, in partnership with public and nonprofit agencies to create more affordable rental and homeownership opportunities.
  • Monday, September 23rd, 2013

    Public Policy Center researcher and assistant professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, Phuong Nguyen, was featured recently on a Fort Dodge radio talk show for his award winning article in the National Tax Journal, "Tax Limit Repeal and School Spending."  The article presents evidence that the 1986 tax limit repeal on small city school districts (SCSDs) in New York

  • Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

    Phuong Nguyen, PPC Social Science Researcher and Assistant Professor at the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning, was awarded the "Distinguished Research and Development Award" by the International Association of Assessing Officers for his article, “Tax Limit Repeal and School Spending,” published in the National Tax Journal in March 2013.

  • Monday, April 22nd, 2013

    Phuong Nguyen, a social science researcher, has signed a contract with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy to write a research paper on the effects of tax increment financing on educational expenditures in Iowa.
  • Thursday, April 18th, 2013

    Housing Policy has completed a report for Habitat of Humanity of Iowa quantifying the impacts to Iowa’s economy that result from money directly spent and wages directly paid by Habitat affiliates in 2011.
  • Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

    Dr. Adam Gamoran, Professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, presented "Casual Effects of Social Capital on Child Outcomes" at the Pappajohn Business Building room W401 on Wednesday, March 13, from noon until 1:30 pm.

  • Monday, January 28th, 2013

    Collaboration by the PPC’s Housing and Land Use Policy Program and the Iowa Attorney General's Office makes free, interactive, county-level map available to the public.