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Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)


The primary mission of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) is to conduct, support and foster applied academic research that informs local, state, and urban policy issues.

The Center is housed within the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, where it helps scholars conduct policy-relevant social science research. CLOSUP functions as an information resource for policymakers and practitioners, academics, students, the media, and the public. The Center works to foster effective communication between academic researchers and the policymakers dealing with today’s state, local, and urban policy problems.

A second important goal of the Center is to facilitate student learning and engagement with todays critical local, state, and urban policy issues.

Contact Information

Thomas Ivacko

Joan and Sanford Weill Hall, Suite 5310
735 South State Street
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091

Phone: (734) 647-4091
E-mail: tmi@umich.edu

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Public Policy

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Public Policy

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Ann Arbor

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Architecture & Urban / Regional Planning, Arts, Business & Industry, Communications, Community Assistance, Continuing & Community, Culture (American & International), Early Childhood and Elementary (pre-6), Education, Education: Higher Ed, Environmental, Health & Health Care, Information Technology, Law & Public Policy, Mental Health, Middle and High School (7-12), Public Lectures, Science & Research, Social Services, Teacher Education / Resources