Temple University's Institute for Public Affairs Releases Report on Municipal Governance

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.

David Bartelt Elected to National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Executive Committee

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.

David Elesh on WHYY's Radio Times

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.

Click here to listen to a pod cast of the interview

MPIP releases 2010 Community Indicators Report

Our Where We Stand annual report monitors various dimensions of community life, selecting a few critical indicators to tell us where we stand on those dimensions as a region and within individual local communities.