Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: City and Urban

In a recent article on Madison’s diverse 13th Aldermanic District, The Cap Times highlighted the work of Sara Eskrich (MPA/MPH ’15), who has represented the district since April 2015.

Michael Rodriguez (MPA/MSURP '09) co-authored his first major publication as director of research at Smart Growth American/George Washington University. The report, Foot Traffic Ahead 2016, ranks the country’s top 30 metropolitan areas based on the amount of commercial development in Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs).

Public affairs professor Bob Lavigna recently participated in a briefing for the campaigns of two candidates for Philadelphia mayor.

With the La Follette School’s emphasis on clear communication, Katie O’Sullivan has parlayed her interest in data analysis into a career that spans the public and private sectors. As PricewaterhouseCoopers’(PwC) Midwest Region Practice Director, the 2000 alum develops and drives project initiatives that affect six Midwest markets and the region as a whole.

Nick Lardinois’ love of nature and numbers led him to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

The City of Madison has new ideas from La Follette School students to help the city achieve the carbon and energy goals laid out in its sustainability plan.

The City of Madison has new ways to consider for gathering and incorporating public input into transit planning, as outlined in a new study from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Ways to help individuals battered by income volatility are outlined in a new report from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Cities continuing to struggle with finances have been increasingly relying on user charges and fees, according to an analysis of freshly updated data from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's database on local government finance, Fiscally Standardized Cities, developed in part by La Follette School professor Andrew Reschovsky.

A belief in the power of policymakers to create public policy that helps people led Ellen Hildebrand to a career in urban planning and housing policy.

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