The Temple University Governance Survey finds that despite a recession that has depressed state and local revenues, Pennsylvanians are generally satisfied with their municipal governments but may underestimate the challenges local officials will face in maintaining the quality of public services in the future.
Dr. David Bartelt, one of the co-principals of the MPIP, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) for 2011 to 2013. NNIP is a consortium of neighborhood and community indicator groups from 35 cities and metropolitan areas across the United States. The central mission of NNIP (hosted and supported by the Urban Institute in Washington DC) is the democratization of data access in the service of community driven development and change.
On September 9th, one of MPIP's principal investigators, David Elesh spoke with Radio Times guest host Tracey Matisak about how the Philadelphia region is faring during the Great Recession. Much of the discussion revolved around a recent policy brief issued by MPIP. Click here for the full report.