Community engagement

Other activities

Partners with and institutional home of the Alliance for Innovation (a community of approximately 400 local governments in the US and Canada inspiring innovation to advance communities by striving to be the premier resource for emerging practices in local government, building cultures of innovation, and connecting thought-leaders).

Partners with the Alliance for Innovation and the International City/County Management Association in the Enhance Research Partnership to map the state of local government, identify emerging innovations, and evaluating these for dissemination.

David Swindell TEDx Talk “Improving Cities Through Better Government.

Managing Partner of the 21-jurisdiction Local Government Research Collaborative (21 local governments and three universities along with the Alliance for Innovation and the International City/County Management Association developing and funding an actionable research agenda that addresses significant issues confronting local governments;  it provides the critical “link” between academic researchers and local governments and allows managers direct input on the identification of emerging and leading practices that will have the most impact on the profession). 

Host the Annual Public Finance Conference, Center for Urban Innovation, Phoenix, Arizona.

Host the “By the People: Participatory Democracy, Civic Engagement, and Citizenship Education Conference.” Phoenix, AZ.

Hosted the “Bodies of Data: Public Participation, Governance and the New Bioinformatics” workshop. Phoenix, AZ.

Hosted “Next Steps Scottsdale,” a conference and set of focus groups to explore issues related to growth, land use, and workforce development in Scottsdale (AZ).

Spiro Maroulis was the invited researcher for The Urban Education FutureLessons from New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina on a panel entitled “Student Mobility.”

College rehabbing historic downtown hotel currently home to numerous low-income, federally-subsidized residents. As part of a new ASU partnership with the current owners of the Westward Ho, the College is leading the effort to build a state-of-the-art clinic on the ground floor of the building. The clinic will be run by ASU students and staff and will provide residents with social services and basic medical assistance.

Kevin Desouza panelist at “BIG Ideas” on urban resiliency in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Presented “Delivering Practical Solutions on Urban Problems” at ASU’s CSPO in Washington, DC.

Karen Mossberger keynote speaker at the German Political Science Association on “Local Government.”

Erik Johnston keynote speaker at Nature Conservancy.

Nicole Darnall keynote speaker at the 2014 Economic and Social Research Council Seminar, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds.

Karen Mossberger keynote speaker at the European Urban Research Association (EURA) Conference on “Cities as Seedbeds of Innovation,” University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, July 4, 2013.

Daniel Schugurensky hosted a participatory budgeting exercise in a public housing community for residents as part of his ongoing efforts to bring more participatory budgeting to Phoenix.

David Swindell panelist at “Catalyzing the Sun Corridor” economic development forum in Tucson, AZ.

ASU launches the new Ed Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service, named for Arizona’s first Hispanic Congressman. The will host election forums and debates aimed at races and issues that may not get the most attention. Campaign training will also be provided.

David Swindell panelist at “BIG Ideas” on infrastructure in Santa Monica, CA.