Tag: sustainability

Video: Gammage speaks on sustainability, book

September 2016

Grady Gammage, Jr. spoke at the Arizona State University Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability Series on Aug. 31 regarding his book The Future of the Suburban City: Lessons from Sustaining Phoenix.

Gammage is a senior research fellow at Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

Is Phoenix too suburban to survive?

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Viewpoints: The Phoenix area is sprawling and car-centric. But does that mean its days are numbered? Hardly. Here's why.

To live in a city named after a bird that periodically immolates itself is to invite scrutiny.

“Phoenix” is self-evidently a brand of improbability, fragility, impermanence, so named Phoenix because it sits atop the ruins of the Hohokam.

The Hohokam settlement once included dense urban villages, sports venues and even multi-story “condos” like Casa Grande.

It all sounds eerily familiar.

Grady Gammage Jr.

Pathways event to feature Morrison, ASU speakers

May 2015

Morrison Institute for Public Policy and the ASU College of Public Service and Community Solutions will be an integral part of the Southwest Pathways Conference on May 28-29.

$9.1 billion state budget is all about speed, cuts

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March 2015
Kristin Borns

This March 19, 2015 review of Arizona's state budget looks at the balancing act between fiscal responsibility and social investment in education and other public programs:

In what felt like record time – far earlier than the normal 100-day target – the Arizona Legislature passed the first budget of Governor Doug Ducey’s term. Its quick passage was hailed as an example of collaboration between the Governor and fellow Republican leadership, with the minority Democratic Party again unable to muster a meaningful role in the budget’s specifics or direction.

Courier: 2015 water issues top AZ agenda

January 2015

A Dec. 27 column in The Daily Courier by Chris Hoy, president of the Citizen's Water Advocacy Group, noted the importance of water policy in Arizona. Although it incorrectly stated that Senator Jon Kyl was appointed to direct the Kyl Center for Water Policy, in fact Sarah Porter has been named as inaugural director. But the column was correct in pointing out more attention is being directed toward Arizona's water issues in 2015.

Hoy wrote:

Porter named director of Kyl Center for Water Policy

January 2015

PHOENIX – Following a national search, natural resource  expert and Audubon leader Sarah Porter has been named the inaugural director of the new Kyl Center for Water Policy at Morrison Institute.

“I am so excited to join the new center and help it succeed in finding collaborative solutions to address our state’s water challenges,” said Porter, who had been with the Audubon Arizona since 2006, including as executive director since 2010.

Eyebrow-raisers for 2015: Immigration, tax reform?

January 2015

The Arizona Republic asked local newsmakers in 100 words or less to predict which news stories might come out of left field in 2015.

Here's what two individuals from Morrison Institute for Public Policy predicted for surprise stories this new year:


Thom Reilly, director, Morrison Institute for Public Policy

Republic: Kyl Center seeks lasting water solutions

November 2014

An Arizona Republic editorial on Sunday emphasized the importance of Arizona planning for tomorrow, citing a new water initiative at Morrison Institute:

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