IU Public Policy Institute

Tom Guevara appointed director of the IU Public Policy Institute

Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Dean John Graham has announced the appointment of Tom Guevara as the director of the IU Public Policy Institute, located at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Guevara, who earned his Master of Public Affairs with a focus on finance from SPEA, has spent the past six years as… Read more »

PPI study examines two-decade transformation of downtown Carmel

CARMEL – A comprehensive analysis by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute shows how two decades of public investment into Carmel’s central core has impacted the city and its taxpayers. The benefits by the numbers are detailed in the PPI report, showing more private investment, more jobs, less vacant land, more employed persons, and more taxable… Read more »

Indiana faces up to $8.5 billion funding gap for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure

The 20-year statewide funding gap for Indiana wastewater and drinking water infrastructure is estimated to be between $6.5 billion and $8.5 billion, according to a new study by the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. Between 2005 and 2014, local governments invested approximately $4.5 billion in combined wastewater and drinking water infrastructure. If spending levels… Read more »

IU Public Policy Institute study outlines program needs for growing Indiana Latino population

By Rachel Thelin and Dona Sapp, senior policy analysts September marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, and as community leaders around the state come together to recognize and celebrate the many economic, social, and cultural contributions of Indiana’s growing Latino population, they must also recognize challenges facing Indiana Latinos in a number of areas,… Read more »

New IU Public Policy Institute report shows decrease in Marion County homelessness over 10-year period

A new report from the Indiana University Public Policy Institute shows that the total number of individuals experiencing homelessness has decreased in the last few years, returning to previous years’ levels. The report, Ten-Year Trend Shows Slight Decrease in Number of People Experiencing Homelessness, is an annual Point-in-Time Count that assesses the current needs of… Read more »