Category Archives: Government

Data Summit: You’re Invited!

You are Invited to a Data Summit October 22 from 9am to Noon Il Monestero, 3050 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103 Come join us to discuss data efforts throughout the St. Louis region, including the OneSTL Regional Data Portal … Continue reading

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IUR Director Dr. Andrew Theising on KDHX

Tune in to listen to Institute for Urban Research Director Dr. Andrew Theising talk about urban dissolution and the social contract of East St. Louis on 88.1 KDHX! A direct podcast link is below! http://kdhx.org/ondemand/podcasts/collateraldamage/andrew-theisingmp3

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The Importance of Urban Education

Public education has long been overlooked as one of the keys to reforming our country’s urban cores. Contrary to reform, we often view these districts as a lost cause and seek ways to remove students from these districts. This attitude … Continue reading

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Election Night Results from a Familiar Face!

On Election Night, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, the Institute for Urban Research invites you to tune in to KETC Channel 9, where Director Dr. Andy Theising will be presenting Illinois election results! Coverage begins at 7 pm. Missouri election results … Continue reading

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East-West Gateway Seeks Your Input on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments would like to hear your thoughts on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). Please see the attached flyer with embedded link to the survey. The survey will remain active until Friday, August 31, 2012. Your participation is … Continue reading

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Ten Changes to Transform East St. Louis (and the first five are free!) by Andrew Theising

(Third of three blogs) Finally, two big ideas that will cost a lot, but will change development in the city for the next twenty-five years. 9.  Build an industrial park with appropriate infrastructure.  If Coca-Cola wanted to relocate to East … Continue reading

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Ten Changes to Transform East St. Louis (and the first five are free!) by Andrew Theising

(First of three blogs) 1.  Operate city hall like the businesses the city wants to attract.  It should be open at 8:30 a.m. and should remain fully staffed until 4:30 p.m.  No loitering.  No visitors.  No reading magazines at the … Continue reading

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There Was Also Some Good News by Dr. Mark Abbott

Ever since the 2010 census came out, it seems that Metropolitan St. Louisans have been wringing their hands.  From the Post-Dispatch to virtually every area pundit, the story is the same.  There is nothing but “doom and gloom” in the … Continue reading

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Who Does Our Government Serve? by Hugh Pavitt

There has been a lot of chatter in the blogosphere of late about secession, usually about southern states and the Union.  In a recent guest posting on http://urbanreviewstl.com, Chris Andoe made the case for St Louisans to consider secession from … Continue reading

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