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Guiding transparency in state budgeting

In 2015, the Volcker Alliance conducted an evaluation of three state’s budgeting practices.

Local Government Research Collaborative

Since 2013 as part of its partnership with the Alliance for Innovation and the International City/County Managem


ASU professor on what the FAA's new drone rules could mean for the future of our skies

The Federal Aviation Administration released new rules regulating commercial drone use last week.



At least 15 people have been killed, 11 dams have collapsed and more than 70 miles of a major interstate highway closed as Hurricane Joaquin hit the Carolinas in what meteorologists are calling a 1


Valley Benchmark Cities report highlights public services
The Center for Urban Innovation, in partnership with the Alliance for Innovation and 11 regional municipalities in the Phoenix region, the first report from the Valley Benchmark Cities effort that highlights the relative quality of an array of public services.


ASU alum helps bridge community, government through technology
ASU alumnus and Marvin Andrews Fellow Dominic Papa is helping to usher in a technology transformation.


Autonomous vehicles will cost local governments big bucks
Dr. Kevin Desouza highlights the costs local governments will face with the upcoming transition to a driverless car society for Slate’s Future Tense (a partnership between ASU and Slate magazine).
Police cameras can have civilizing effect, says ASU professor

ASU researchers release report on the effects of police officers


ASU to host economic development experts

The upcoming ASU Annual Public Finance Conference, March 12-13 in downtown Phoenix, will bring together experts from around the country to explore innovations in public finance.


ASU professor creates tool for government collaboration

Finding new and innovative ways to deliver public services is a challenge for many city and county managers, especially if it involves partnering with another government, nonprofit or company.



ASU News

Many challenges prevent successful collaborations between public, private and nonprofit organizations—collaborations that can lead to greater efficiencies, better service delivery and higher


ASU News

The promise of technology-driven, “smart” cities offers a genuine opportunity to improve the livability of the world’s cities, but the challenge of financing infrastructure updates can be daunting.