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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Research Topics

Page address:
  • Excellence in local government through professional city managers
  • Local government Media relations and strategic marketing plans for cities
  • Demographic trends – the needs of the aging population, population decline and the need for increased government cooperation/consolidation, immigration and cultural diversity
  • Tax increment financing and economic development – impacts, best practices, defining success
  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Civic education/civic engagment
  • Levy limits – impact on levies and fees, government strategic behavior
  • Historic preservation architectural analysis
  • Historic Preservation policy
  • Transit-oriented development
  • Sustainable public transit sytems
  • Comparative transit planning
  • Evaluation of housing and neighborhood development policies
  • Comparative nonprofit development
  • Focus in nonprofit management and strategy
  • Teaching the city in K-12 Social Studies
  • Affordable housing – what are cities doing? What economic factors affect supply?
  • Indigenous African Urban Forms
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Comparitive government
  • Local government management
  • Local government law
  • Public servants in popular culture
  • Service learning
  • Gaming/simulation models of urban processes
  • Effect of built environment on child development