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The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) conducts, supports and fosters applied academic research to inform local, state, and urban policy issues.

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Upcoming Events

  • November 5, 2015, 11:30am-1:00pm:
    Shale Public Finance: Oil and gas development and local governments

  • March 25, 2015, 1:00pm-2:30pm:
    Shale Politics in Europe: Policy and Protest

  • Additional CLOSUP-run and CLOSUP-sponsored events for academic year 2014-2015 will be announced here as soon as possible.

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Michigan Public Policy Survey

The MPPS is a biannual survey of Michigan's local government leaders. More info.

Report: Michigan local governments finally pass fiscal health tipping point overall, but one in four still report decline

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Report: Beyond the coast, a tenuous relationship between Michigan local governments and the Great Lakes

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Energy & Environmental Policy Initiative

CLOSUP's Energy and Environmental Policy Initiative brings the latest academic knowledge to bear on issues of energy, environment, and climate policy. More info.

Report: Shale Governance in the European Union: Principles and Practice

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Report: Public Perceptions of Shale Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing in New York and Pennsylvania

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