The July 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 Public Finance & Budgeting. It highlights articles on innovation’s impact on public finance, the impact of global financial crises on cities and local public services, Public Financial Management and Procurement (PFMP), debt, the federal budget process, fiscal decentralization, poverty reduction strategies, recession and recovery from an industry perspective, and more… Future editions will feature topics related to Economic Development (July), Community Development & Housing (August), Nonprofit Management (September), City Management (October), and Environmental Policy (November). We welcome your ideas and submissions. They may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Edward (Ned) W. Hill, Ph.D., Dean