This edition of Advancing Urban Policy, the monthly e-newsletter of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, features research and thought leadership from across the country related to City Management. It highlights articles on economic conditions of cities, innovative models, effective firefighting, 311 service, leadership priorities, incarceration rates and closing of correctional facilities, urban violence around alcohol outlets, opportunities for police cost savings, graduation rates, and more. We are especially proud to focus on this topic as the Levin College is ranked 2nd in the nation for the graduate specialty of City Management & Urban Policy by U.S. News & World Report. Future editions will feature topics related to Environmental Policy/Management (May), Public Finance & Budgeting (June), Economic Development (July), Community Development & Housing (August), and Nonprofit Management (September). We welcome your ideas and submissions. They may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Edward (Ned) W. Hill, Ph.D., Dean