The Center bridges the gap between ideas and action with data-driven analysis and research that focuses on improving our community. We help government, non-profit, and private organizations work together, apply evidence-based research, and create solutions that achieve results. As we build to our big premiere, check out this last excerpt from our new promotional video, […]
Community & Economic Development Archives - University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
We partner with leaders to work on improving local communities. In Lincoln, our research led to the establishment of a community-wide agenda called Prosper Lincoln, which focuses on early childhood, employment skills, and innovation and entrepreneurship. As we build to our big premiere, check out this third excerpt from our new promotional video, which features […]
After more than twenty years working to improve communities around Nebraska, the Public Policy Center is proud to share some of the work we do around the state in a brand new promotional video.
Project Inspire Youth (PIY) provides an innovative approach fostering healthy behaviors that lead to improved health outcomes by reducing childhood obesity. It aims to strengthen the Northeast Lincoln area with the potential to replicate the project in other high impact areas to reduce childhood obesity and increase personal belief of change health outcomes, by approaching […]
The Public Engagement Pilot Initiative is a joint collaboration of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is initiating up to six pilot projects to learn more about how courts can best engage the public to overcome social inequities and […]
Lincoln is one of 35 cities selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies as finalists in the 2018 Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to develop bold, inventive ideas to confront city challenges. The City of Lincoln has partnered with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center to assess public opinion on the project through a “virtual service journey” survey […]
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center helped develop and administer a survey that was designed to explore the range of possible reactions to a downtown Lincoln “public market” or “local food market” and to provide organizers with additional information on the reasons for different reactions. Read the report below to learn more about the […]
As the need to provide public education about food insecurity grows, citizens are increasingly turning to the Internet for information about critical issues impacting their communities, the nation, and the world. Social networks, distance education courses, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are connecting thousands of people from around the globe about social issues. Through […]
Increasing the Capacity for Municipal Climate Adaptation Planning in the Lower Missouri River Basin States
This project brings together University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers from the Nebraska State Climate Office, High Plains Regional Climate Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Community and Regional Planning Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Sociological Research, and University of Nebraska Public Policy Center to help municipalities across the Midwest plan for changes in climate. Projected changes have […]
PytlikZillig, L. M. (2018). LNK Market Community Conversations. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.