Social & Education Policy
  • Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

    Jerry Anthony, associate professor of urban planning at the University of Iowa and director of the Houisng & Land Use Policy program at the PPC, spoke with Iowa Public Radio about the affordable housing demand across Iowa.

  • Monday, August 10th, 2015

    Colin Gordon, a researcher in the Social Science Policy program and a professor of history at the University of Iowa, offered an academic perspective on housing segregation in a New York Times article, “A Year After Ferguson, Housing Segregation Defies Tools to Er

  • Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

    The Cedar Rapids Gazette covered a Public Policy Center study conducted by the Housing and Land Use Policy program on housing affordability in Iowa.  The article cites lead PPC researcher, Jerry Anthony, and other community leaders on Johnson County, Iowa leading in the percentage of households that are cost-burdene

  • Thursday, May 21st, 2015

    The Public Policy Center’s Housing and Land Use Policy Program has created an interactive web-based map that reveals information on housing affordability in the state of Iowa.
  • Monday, March 9th, 2015

    Colin Gordon is Professor of History at the University of Iowa, a researcher for with PPC Social Science Policy group, published a short article at DISSENT, which draws on his new research, on the deeper history of race in the St. Louis suburbs.
  • 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