Lewis Center research on economic development includes also the areas of infrastructure investment, such as highways, parks, affordable housing, and crime prevention; and specific efforts in neighborhood development, small business development, business retention and expansion, technology transfer, and real estate development.


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Lecture Recap: Measuring the Economic Impact of Street Improvements in New York City

Eric Lee, the president of management consulting firm Bennett Midland LLC, visited the Lewis Center this week to present his firm’s innovative work regarding the economic impacts of reallocation of street space in New York […]

By |November 19th, 2013|

2013 Lake Arrowhead Symposium Focused on Smart Technologies, Smart Policies

On Sunday, October 19, policymakers and thought leaders from around the country convened in Lake Arrowhead, CA for a three-day symposium on the relationship between technology, data, transportation and land use planning, and the environment. […]

By |November 12th, 2013|

Lecture Recap: Driving Detroit: The Quest For Respect In The Motor City

Professor George Galster, of Wayne State University, visited the Lewis Center this week to present a vibrant summary of his new book, “Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City.” Speaking to a […]

By |November 1st, 2013|

Lewis Center Faculty Lead Study on Impacts of Housing Boom

In the heady years before the Great Recession, did cities and municipalities get carried away with boomtime spending? Once the downturn hit, how prepared were local governments to face suddenly pressing needs in their communities?

Urban […]

By |October 29th, 2013|

Juan Matute Addresses California Assembly Committee on Community and Neighborhood Development

photo_Matute - AssemblyManager of the Local Climate Change Initiative Juan Matute addressed California State Assembly Members about options to finance public improvements.  Matute recently wrote a 

By |August 29th, 2013|

2013 Lake Arrowhead Symposium Focuses On Smart Technologies, Smart Policies

The 23rd annual UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium on the Transportation – Land Use – Environment Connection will explore the implications of recent and foreseeable future technological innovations for transportation, land use, and environmental policy and planning.

The Symposium is […]

By |August 9th, 2013|

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