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, […]
Public Participation Archives - University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
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 […]
Muhlberger, P. (2018). Stealth Democracy: Authoritarianism and Democratic Deliberation. Journal of Public Deliberation, 14(2), 1–38.
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 […]
For the ninth year in a row, the Public Policy Center is working with the City of Lincoln to continue dealing with the gap between growing citizen expectations and limited resources. This year, the survey will be sent by mail to about 4,000 randomly selected Lincoln households asking residents to evaluate a range of City […]
Prompting Deliberation about Nanotechnology: Information, Instruction, and Discussion Effects on Individual Engagement and Knowledge
PytlikZillig, L., Hutchens, M., Muhlberger, P., & Tomkins, A. (2017). Prompting Deliberation about Nanotechnology: Information, Instruction, and Discussion Effects on Individual Engagement and Knowledge. Journal of Public Deliberation, 13(2).