University of Wisconsin–Madison

ProGov21 Policy Library

Policy Area
Policy Area Scrollable Checkbox List
Material Type
Material Type Scrollable Checkbox List
Level
Level Scrollable Checkbox List
State
State Scrollable Checkbox List
Source
Source Scrollable Checkbox List
Year
Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
This report looks at how broad-based ownership models are financed to build community wealth. The models explored here are cooperatives, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), social enterprises, hybrid enterprises, and municipal enterprises. Additionally, this report looks at how...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Tennessee
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance
Suffering from years of disinvestment and persistently high rates of poverty, this case study shows how Memphis city officials joined forces with the private and nonprofit sectors to have a collective impact on some of the city's most pressing social issues....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice
Clean energy policies can create jobs, support local business in green markets, and ensure residents have access to jobs created. This brief helps guide you on how to make the most of green investments. After reviewing the City of Oberlin’s energy use and emissions, several policy...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Minority-owned businesses play an increasingly important role in the U.S. economy. The nearly one million (996,248) minority-owned businesses with paid employees contribute $1.2 trillion in revenue and eight million jobs to the economy. Minority-owned businesses are especially important...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Arkansas
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources
If ecologies evolve through diversification, cities mature through aggregation of talent and resources. The Creative Corridor Plan is premised upon the aggregation of complementary creative organizations currently scattered throughout Little Rock. Some of these groups exist at the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Transportation & Mobility
The situation of high unemployment for black men is not new. It has persisted for decades, and scholars, sociologists, economists, policy makers, and advocates have brought attention to various aspects of this challenge and put forth solutions. Yet, it is seemingly an intractable...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
Almost 22 percent of children are poor. In 2012, over 16 million children in the U.S. were living in poverty according to the official measure, defined as living in families with income under $19,090 for a family of three. This is almost identical to figures for 2011, but an increase...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2004
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
A city thrives when its residents thrive. Yet many families, even though they are employed fulltime, continue to struggle to meet their families' basic needs. Local elected officials across the country have discovered a way to strengthen working families while bringing more federal...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources
Securing adequate funding is the cornerstone of any public art program. Aside from donations from private individuals and corporations, there are a number of approaches through which to garner financial support for art. These ways can be broken into four broad tracts: public/private...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources
Collectively, arts and culture enable understanding of the past and envisioning of a shared, more equitable future. In disinvested communities, arts and culture act as tools for equitable development- shaping infrastructure, transportation, access to healthy food, and connecting community...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Education, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Transportation & Mobility
Philadelphia has the worst poverty rate of the ten largest U.S. cities. Twenty-eight percent (28%) of Philadelphians - between 430,000 and 440,000 people - live below the federal poverty level. This includes 39% (135,000) of our children, 27% (265,000) of our working age adults and...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) California
Source California State Senate
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Housing
Recognizing the need for intervention in the housing market, California passed bill SB490 to create the Housing Acquisition and Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Program (HARTAP). HARTAP will help qualified entities -including eligible non-profits, community land trusts, public...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) New Jersey
Source New Jersey State Senate
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Housing
Hedge funds and other financial institutions have been profiting by buying foreclosed homes to resell or rent out. This business model has made housing less affordable and extracted wealth from local communities. This bill passed by the state of New Jersey creates the "Community Wealth...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Vermont
Source City of Burlington, Vermont
Policy Areas Community Development, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
Pollution and energy inefficiency are exacerbating the global climate crisis, but cities can pass local policies to address these issues. The City of Burlington, Vermont launched the net-zero-energy program in 2018 to eliminate fossil fuel use by the ground transportation and heating...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Government Alliance On Race And Equity
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
This racial equity toolkit serves as a guide to the equity strengthening process. Specifically, it offers tools to bridge equity gaps within local communities, including strengthening public communication and commitment to equity goals, gathering and analyzing data to identify disparities,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
This report examines how local communities can partner with anchor institutions to establish progressive agendas for community and economic development. Anchor institutions -like hospitals, universities, or airports-are typically the largest employers within a community, and their...

Displaying 16 of 16 records.

Remove Entry

Are you sure you want to remove this?

There was an error communicating with the server.

Please try again later.

There was an error while saving your data.

Please try again later.

Error

Please try again later.

Update Page Content

You are leaving the page

Please make sure you saved all of the modules to avoid losing any data.