Category Archives: Public Policy

Gateway Arch Renovation

When people around the country think of St. Louis, what usually pops into their head? The Gateway Arch. This iconic landmark just celebrated its 48th birthday a few days ago, and it is about to embark on a rebirth of … Continue reading

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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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17th Annual SLACO Regional Neighborhoods Conference

Dear Community Member,                                                           REGISTER TODAY! The St. Louis Association of Community … 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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Public Safety-Doing More With Less by Dr. Morris Taylor

Policing urban communities in the United States has always been fraught with challenges. Yet, many of these problems have become exacerbated due to the current economic climate in the United States. Thus, many urban police departments are forced to do … Continue reading

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Flood Plain Development by Andrew Theising

The Missouri River is on the rise and those of us who remember the Great Flood of ’93 can recall the Chesterfield Valley being underwater.  Since the Great Flood, the Chesterfield Valley has become a center of economic development.  The … Continue reading

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How Government is Taking Over the World by Delia Major

In 2006 Congress passed legislation under the Warning Alert and Response Network Act allowing the Federal government access to private cell phones to issue emergency warnings and alerts of major national interest. The effects of The Personalized Localized Alerting Network … Continue reading

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Free Speech…Enhances the Educational Experience or Destroys It? by Delia Major

The other day I was walking through the Quad on my way home and was distracted by what appeared to be an angry mob encircling a young man. My curiosity overcame me so I walked over with intentions to only … Continue reading

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It’s a Joke!

My representative in Congress sent me a constituent survey (printed and mailed at taxpayer expense) and it’s a joke. His positions are “conveniently” worded, to say the least.  On health care, he states that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid … Continue reading

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