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Working at the intersection of violence and land use, guest blog by Prevention Institute

Note: This guest blog was written by Rachel Bennett, Associate Program Manager of Prevention Institute. To follow their work, please visit http://www.preventioninstitute.org.

Every day, people working across a wide range of sectors make decisions that shape how land is used, by whom, and for what purposes—and these decisions help determine whether communities will be safe or unsafe. 616 more words

Social Equity

Wrong Way! A Call for a New American Dream

Wrong Way! A Call for A New American Dream

January 6, 2017

by Patricia M. DeMarco

The proposed Shell Chemical Appalachia Plant to produce polyethylene plastic pellets from Marcellus and Utica shale gas in Potter Township, Beaver County PA, highlights two of the most important issues of our time: human-induced climate change and global pollution from man-made chemicals. 1,569 more words

Climate Change

More Honors for Sean McCandless

SPA PhD candidate Sean McCandless has been very busy and prominent lately. In December 2016 he was named by the National Council of the American Society for Public Administration… 66 more words


2 January 2017. Now, Here’s a Read n’ Heed... Brian Eno on 2016/2017


Andreas Walsh


Andreas Walsh is a local painter who lives in the Hudson Valley south of me and north of NYC. The scene appears to be the Catskills… it may be the hilltop near the Buddhist monastery up the road from Woodstock… 653 more words


15% universal loan fee for HECS/HELP

The Grattan Institute released a report calling for a universal 15% loan fee to be added when student incur a higher education HECS/HELP liability.  Reasoning behind a 15% loan fee is that it would go towards offsetting the interest-rate subsidy students receive as a result of their HECS/HELP liability being indexed at the rate of CPI ( 872 more words

Education Policy