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Research fellow projects

Analysis of Political Reform Strategies for Michigan

May 2021 - July 2021
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Mandy Mitchell (MPP '22)
The research fellow investigated the likely impacts of adopting a nonpartisan primary with ranked choice voting in Michigan at the request of the Michigan Consensus Policy Project (MCCP). The MCPP is a bipartisan working group of former state officials that seeks to identify nonpartisan solutions to the state's most pressing...
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Policy Primer for Local Government Officials - Landscape Analysis

May 2021 - July 2021
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Nicholas Birdsong (J.D., MPP ‘22)
The research fellow worked with Detroit’s Civil Rights’ Inclusion and Opportunity (CRIO) Department to develop an advocacy primer for municipal officials. The primer laid out a framework for action and identified strategies for working at multiple levels of government to improve equity and inclusion in the city of...
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Soil Reclamation Best Practices Research Review

May 2021 - July 2021
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Sam Stragand (MPP ‘23)
The research fellow worked with the Michigan League of Conservation Voters to research “Soil Reclamation Best Practices” as part of a pro-environment legislative proposal to reform the regulation of aggregate (gravel) mining in the state of Michigan. The fellow’s research identified successful industry and government practices from around the world and analyzed the efficacy of those practices within the State of Michigan's regulatory...
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University Artic Institute Gap Analysis

January 2021 - April 2021
Students worked with the U.S. Department of Energy's Arctic Energy Office to create an “Arctic Research Resource Compendium,” which identified and cataloged university-based Arctic research institutes in the U.S. and Canada. The research resources included a list of Arctic and polar institutes, the focus of each of these institutes, and specific research projects of interest, particularly in the energy, environment and climate space....
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Active Transportation Pilot Project – Asset Mapping

December 2020 - April 2021
The City of Adrian, MI, Active Transportation Pilot Project with the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regarding non-motorized trails and Complete Streets project.  The internship provided an asset mapping demonstrating where assets are in relationship to the current and planned trail/Complete Streets features locations.  The work may also involve additional surveying of the targeted population over time and designing an evaluation plan to assess the project’s...
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Workforce Development Research Assistant

December 2020 - April 2021
Student research assistant is helping with the design of a comprehensive, integrated service delivery system for workforce development by integrating workforce and essential skills programming....
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Resources for Southeast Michigan Micro-businesses

September 2020 - December 2021
The team of students provided a report for the New Economy Initiative to share with state and local policymakers and key stakeholder that includes a catalog of the resources and services available today to micro-businesses in Detroit and the metro area, and identified local and state policies/ ordinances/rules in peer regions that advance and/or hinder the growth of micro-businesses. ...
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Beneficial Uses for Coal Bottom Ash

September 2020 - December 2020
The project involved identifying, describing, mapping, and making recommendations about the myriad rules, regulations, and restrictions relating to the usage of coal bottom ash, an industrial byproduct, as well as how to transport the material in an environmentally safe way....
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Communities of Interest Video

September 2020 - December 2020
The students worked with Voters Not Politicians (VNP) to create a video to raise awareness of Communities of Interest (COIs) to engage historically underrepresented and marginalized communities in the redistricting process.  The video is being used in VNP’s public engagement...
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Opportunities for Reforming Michigan Primary Elections

September 2020 - December 2020
To support Michigan reformers in their consideration of possibly adopting the top-two primary, the P3E student team conducted research and produced a report on the likely benefits and challenges of adopting the top-two primary in Michigan....
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Collaboration to Enhance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

October 2019 - December 2019
The student research assistant created a menu of avenues for the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and the Huron Clinton Metro Parks to work together in moving forward with a public-private...
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Michigan Consensus Policy: Fall 2019 & Winter 2020

October 2019 - April 2020
This policy project is focused on displaced workers in Michigan. The students will provide research assistance looking at the effects of technology on middle skill workers, The research findings will be used to inform strategies for re-engaging workers displaced by...
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Supporting a State-level Legislative Strategy

September 2019 - April 2020
This project has supported C2BE’s efforts to research, develop, advocate for, and eventually pass legislation to support the development of employee-owned companies in...
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Local/Regional Food System Workforce Needs Assessment for Michigan

January 2019 - April 2019
This project focused on researching the framework for approaching and defining food systems in Michigan with the intent of informing future policy recommendations. These recommendations will aid in the creation or revision of educational and technical training programs to fill identified workforce/talent gaps. Student provided assistance with conducting informant interviews and developing a case study example around Michiganders who perform various food systems jobs. The student also helped with secondary data collection and analysis, as well as employer outreach, cataloguing and vacancy...
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Policy Analysis of Municipal Legalization Experiences

January 2019 - April 2019
This project focused on the preparation for the introduction of legalized marijuana into the city of Ann Arbor. It was in partnership with the City of Ann Arbor and Mayor Christopher Taylor. Student was responsible for identifying peer communities in states that have recently legalized marijuana and for conducting research on their experiences. The student was also responsible for utilizing interviews, web searches and surveys and policy research to develop requested...
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Supporting a State-level Legislative Strategy

January 2019 - April 2019
This project continued to build on the previous project in the same scope and research conducted in Fall 2018 by helping to develop the next stage of legislative strategy in advocating for the development of employee-owned companies.The student research fellow was responsible for supporting C2BE staff by organizing a convening of key stakeholders including business representatives and government officials. The student also aided the leadership team in lobbying efforts and drafting a report summarizing their work....
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Sustainable Funding for Autonomous Public Transportation

January 2019 - April 2019
The City of Adrian, Michigan seeks to become the first community in North America to have fully autonomous electric bus service providing its public transportation. The City intends to launch a fixed route system with Project Rising Tide, a program offering coordinated state resources and technical assistance in Michigan. In addition, the City is working to bring ongoing federal financial assistance towards the service. The student research assistant helped with examining current federal support for transportation, researched sustainable transportation funding, and helped determine how to...
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The Impact of US Customs and Border Patrol Policies on the Michigan Economy

January 2019 - April 2019
This project centered on quantifying the economic impact of USCBP policies regarding containerized shipping with the intent of showing the adverse effects of limiting such cargo from entry to The Port of Monroe. Impact was analyzed in terms of direct partners, regional stakeholders, and the overall state economy. Students worked with P3E Director and Port of Monroe Port Director to identify impacts of new USCBP policy and draft recommendations based on research...
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Supporting a State-level Legislative Strategy

September 2018 - December 2018
In collaboration with the Center for Community Based Enterprise (C2BE), P3E sought to bolster efforts to advocate for state legislation in Michigan that would support development of employee-owned companies. The student research assistant updated current compilations of existing public policy initiatives and compiled strategic information on stakeholders and legislators. This information was utilized to help move draft legislation...