Tag: Sustainability

The Price of Uncertainty

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Reports and Publications
March 2018
Kathleen Ferris, Sarah Porter, Grady Gammage Jr., Ana Lopez

What water-related questions do people at the cutting edge of economic development ask when evaluating a site for potential investment? To find out, the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Morrison Institute surveyed corporate site location consultants and real estate developers who work in Arizona. The results of this survey are presented in the Kyl Center’s new report, The Price of Uncertainty.

New Era of Arizona Water Challenges

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Reports and Publications
May 2014
M. Byron Lewis

Arizona is now entering a new era of water challenges prompted by the need to consider, confront, and find solutions to predicted water supply, and demand imbalances in the future.  This paper by water attorney M. Byron Lewis discusses studies predicting water supply limitations, possible sources of augmentation of Arizona’s water supply discussed in those studies, and significant legal and political challenges to overcome in finding solutions to supply and demand imbalances.
 

Arizona Town Hall: Arizona's Vulnerable Populations

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Reports and Publications
April 2014
Morrison Institute for Public Policy

Nearly 1.25 million Arizonans live in poverty – or about 19 percent of the population, according to recent Census Bureau data.

They are individuals and families who live in an almost constant state of distress, not knowing where the next meal will come from; juggling financial obligations against meager incomes (the federal poverty line is $15,510 annually for a family of two, $23,550 for a family of four); choosing between electricity and prescription medica- tion; struggling to navigate a maze of public programs and bureaucracies intended to serve as a safety net.

Sustaining Phoenix - Valley of the Sun: Beyond Desert Survival

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Reports and Publications
April 2013
Grady Gammage, Jr

This report examines the sustainability of Phoenix, a desert city that some critics say is at risk due to extreme climate, water supply, growth demands and politics.


Watering the Sun Corridor: Managing Arizona's Megapolitan Area

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Reports and Publications
August 2011
Grady Gammage Jr, Monica Stigler, Susan Clark-Johnson, William Hart

Do we have ample supply for Arizona's needs today and tomorrow?Are we in a current water crisis? And, if so, what's being done and what should be done? These questions and more are considered in this Morrison Institute for Public Policy report examining water use, supply and future demand for Arizona's Sun Corridor - the Central Arizona Urban Region that includes Phoenix and Tucson. The chief author of the report is Senior Research Fellow Grady Gammage, Jr.


APS Informed Perception Project Report

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Reports and Publications
May 2011
David Daugherty, Erica Edwards, William Hart, Eric Hedberg, Monica Stigler, Christine Totura, Nancy Welch

Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University led a public policy research team in a project to provide insight into priorities and preferences of Arizona residential utility customers for the development of future energy resource alternatives. Through the combination of quantitative and qualitative research, the project addressed four basic questions:

What are the energy preferences and priorities of residential utility customers among the resource choices?

What factors influence these preferences and priorities?

Morrison Institute State Parks Video Report

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Multimedia
October 2009
Morrison Institute

This video report, narrated by our own Grady Gammage, Jr., makes the case that our State Park system has instrinsic value that must be stewarded by the people and the government alike.


The Price of Stewardship: The Future of Arizona State Parks

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Reports and Publications
October 2009
Grady Gammage Jr, Nancy Welch, Dave White, Bill Hart, Monica Stigler, Yuri Artibise

Arizona, which had more national parks and monuments than any other state, was the last state to designate state parks in 1957. Regrettably, since 2003 the Arizona Legislature and the state's governors have eroded support for state parks in reducing General Fund appropriations, "sweeping" cash from dedicated funds and forcing the agency to survive on park-produced fees and pieces of indirect user levies, set asides and federal dollars.

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