Publications

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Morrison Institute Staff

This third briefing in the Forum 411 series, revisits the role of government in turbulent times. Today, discussion about the fundamental role of government is again front page news as the nation grapples with the enormous consequences of the housing bust, credit crunch, and economic recession.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Nancy Welch

With unemployment up, consumer spending down, and governments facing revenue shortfalls, Arizona must become more competitive than ever before. AZ Workforce: Latinos, Youth and the Future, produced as part of the ASU Office of Public Affairs’ César E. Chávez Leadership Lecture, examines the “unfinished business” of Arizona’s workforce.

The report notes reasons why the workforce remains a critical issue:

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Yuri Artibise, William Hart, Nancy Welch, Andrea Whistsett

In recent years, Arizona agencies and service providers have changed some policies and programs for homelessness in response to a significant shift in federal policy as well as local experience. Nationally and locally, the emphasis now is on using resources to end rather than manage homelessness. But even with a variety of changes, does Arizona still have its share of residents who are chronically homeless? The answer is yes. Approximately 1,200 to more than 3,000 residents in Maricopa County experience chronic homelessness.

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Monday, September 15, 2008
Morrison Institute Staff

The Phoenix/L.A. conceit is deep-seated, chronic, and nearly always offered as something to avoid. Phoenix, a city often accused of having no identity, certainly has long known what it doesn't want to be. What is it we are so afraid of? All big cities have mixed images, but the über-negative view of Los Angeles is grounded in three attributes – smog, congestion, and sprawl. These problems and the comparisons between Phoenix and L.A. are examined in the second issue of Forum 411.


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Monday, September 8, 2008
Robert Ashcraft, John Hall, Barbara Robles, Jose Ashford, Teri Kennedy, Elizabeth Segal, David Becerra, Flavio Marsiglia, Timothy Tyrrell, Debra Friedman, Rob Melnick, Randy Virden, Nora Gustavsson, Tanya Nieri, Nancy Welch, Tom Rex

Maricopa County has experienced remarkable populationgrowth for decades, and will continue to do so. But while expanding metro areas tend to pay close attention to physical infrastructure—diligently budgeting for roads, sewers, schools and the like—there is often a relative lack of attention to meeting the future demands for human services.

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Monday, June 2, 2008
Morrison Institute Staff

"Immigration: From Global to Local to Kids" is the first issue of the policy briefing series, Forum 411: Engaging Arizona's Leaders. Migration is a global phenomenon today, putting the United States in the midst of another historic wave of immigration. As a "gateway" and a destination, Arizona is certainly not alone in coping with people crossing borders.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Grady Gammage Jr, John Stuar Hall, Robert E. Lang, Rob Melnick, Nancy Welch, Michael M. Crow

Megapolitan offers a bold new picture of Arizona’s geography and its future opportunities and “megaton” challenges. This report presents a scenario for 2035 based on current trends. It analyzes the Sun Corridor and provides insights into the region’s global potential, water, governance, sustainability, and “trillion dollar questions.” It discusses the “tragedy of the sunshine” and asks the indispensable question: In 2035, do you want to live in the Sun Corridor?

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