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Urban Policy Series

The Urban Policy Series aims to catalyze fresh thinking and generate new knowledge. The health — and future — of our cities require it.  

Cities matter to the Manhattan Institute.

We have long been committed to staying at the forefront of urban-policy innovation. Since 2014, the Manhattan Institute’s “Urban Policy Series” has brought together experts from around the country to shape the future of urban America. From housing to transportation and regulation to urban planning, we have developed nationally-relevant policy solutions grounded in unique local experiences. 

The Urban Policy Series brings practical ideas to the table for public, private, and nonprofit leaders to shape and share. More than two dozen salon dinners and hundreds of expert voices later, the Series’ signature books have gathered together the best ideas in urban policy. The partnership between our scholars and other leading academics and practitioners have allowed us to commission these volumes, which speak directly to some of the biggest challenges that U.S. cities now face.

The Urban Policy Series aims to catalyze fresh thinking and generate new knowledge. The health — and future — of our cities require it.


Urban Policy 2018

Housing ladders, precision policing, the do's and don'ts of city branding - plus homeless shelters, business permitting, and more


By William J. Bratton, Stephen Eide, Stephen Goldsmith, Michael Hendrix, Howard Husock, Judith Miller, Jon Murad, Aaron M. Renn, Peter D. Salins

 


Urban Policy Frontiers

New thinking about how to improve housing, transportation, child welfare, and policing.


By Mark Ginsberg, J. Russell Beaumont, George L. Kelling, Catherine M. Coles, Richard J. Gelles, Nicholas Boys Smith, Alex Armlovich

 


Retooling Metropolis

How Social Media, Markets, and Regulatory Innovation Can Make America's Cities More Liveable


By Michael Luca, Donald Shoup, Aaron M. Renn, Alex Armlovich, Jeffrey B. Liebman, Hanna Azemati

 
The Next Urban Renaissance

How Public-Policy Innovation and Evaluation Can Improve Life in America's Cities


By Ingrid Gould Ellen, Edward L. Glaeser, Eric A. Hanushek, Matthew E. Kahn, Aaron M. Renn

Highlights

  1. October 2014

    Harvard economist and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Ed Glaeser kicks off the Urban Policy Series with a paper on entrepreneurship zones.

  2. March 2016

    Reason Foundation co-founder Robert Poole leads a discussion of his proposal to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, with the Authority’s executive director and the New York area’s leading infrastructure scholars.

  3. May 2016

    Donald Shoup, an urban planner and economist at UCLA, and the world’s foremost expert on parking, presents a paper on reforming New York’s parking system to the city’s highest-ranking transportation officials.

  4. April 2017

    Mark Ginsburg, principal architect of Curtis + Ginsburg LLP, one of New York’s leading architecture firms, delivers a proposal to address housing affordability through innovative micro-units.

  5. March 2018

    Former NYPD Commissioner William Bratton and co-author Jon Murad lay out their vision for the future of urban policing, drawing from MI’s Broken Windows theory and Commissioner Bratton’s decades of experience in the field.

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Dean Ball
Deputy Director, State & Local Policy
dball@manhattan-institute.org

In the News

A Fix for New York’s Parking Problems, By Donald Shoup, New York Times, June 18, 2018

Customer Service in Blue, By Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, May 4, 2017

 

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