Affiliated Centers

Institute for Public Affairs

Temple University’s Institute for Public Affairs conducts, supports and disseminates interdisciplinary research that informs and improves public policy focusing on Philadelphia, the greater metropolitan area and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Temple’s Public Policy faculty and the Institute for Public Affairs conducts relevant research that addresses social and quality of life issues throughout the Commonwealth and the Philadelphia region.

Recent research from the Institute for Public Affairs includes the following.

  • Quantifying the economic costs of underachieving public schools
  • Measuring effectiveness of child care subsidies in helping parents stay in the workforce
  • Identifying ways to better manage the water supply and other common pool resources
  • Evaluating how different approaches to policing contribute to public safety
  • Exploring steps to improve regional cooperation in addressing a wide range of public policy issues in Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Examining ways to improve public health
  • Identifying options to reform and fund state and local public pensions
  • Proposing legislative steps to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Pennsylvania’s fragmented system of municipal governments
  • Cataloguing and evaluating potential changes in the structure and operations of the Pennsylvania General Assembly

University Community Collaborative

University Community Collaborative The University Community Collaborative (UCC) prepares and supports young people on their journeys to become confident, effective civic-minded leaders. Engaging approximately 130 youth per year (ages 14-24), UCC’s programming is distinguished by its emphasis on long term development, its incorporation of youth leaders into the Collaborative’s organizational structure, its social justice/community building orientation and its location on a university campus.

Faculty Publications

Andrew Buss

Temple Public Policy Faculty Andrew Buss

Buss, A., & Lardy, J. (2015). A New Community Space: The Culture of the Urban Bike Café. Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and Extra Urban Studies, 5(3-4), 13-25.

Buss, A. (2014). Innovating through Public Technology: Taking Data Democratization to the Next Level in Philadelphia. Smart Cities for a Bright Sustainable Future – A Global Perspective Update.

Buss, A., Del Bianco, A., & Keck, L. (2013). Democratizing Design: Using Collaboration and Consensus Building as a Principle of Good Government. International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice, 6(1), 47-59.

Buss, A., Keck, L. (2012). Pathways to Citizen Engagement: Transforming Urban Communities through Public Technology. Access International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society, 8(2), 135-142.

Buss, Andrew (2011). After the Disaster: Revising Neighborhood Identity in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and Extra Urban Studies, 1(2), 47-62.

Elise Chor

Elise Chor Temple MPP Faculty

Chor, E. (2016). Multigenerational Head Start Participation: An Unexpected Marker of Progress. Child Development.

Chor, E., Andresen, M.E., & Kalil, A.(2016). “The Impact of Universal Preschool on Family Behavior and Child Outcomes.” Economics of Education Review, 55, 168-181.

Kalil, A., Ryan, R., & Chor, E. (2014). Time Investments in Children across Family Structures. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 654(1), 150-168.

Christina Rosan

Temple Public Policy Faculty Christina Rosan

Rosan, Christina and Hamil Pearsall. Growing a Sustainable City. Urban Agriculture in Philadelphia. (Book contract with the University of Toronto Press).

Rosan, C.D. (2016). Governing the fragmented metropolis: planning for regional sustainability. Philadelphia Pa.: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press.

Heckert, M., & Rosan, C. D. (2016). Developing a green infrastructure equity index to promote equity planning. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 19, 263-270.

Sanyal, B., Vale, L. J., & Rosan, C. (2012). Planning ideas that matter: livability, territoriality governance, and reflective practice. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
Winner 2014, Best Edited Book by International Planning History

Rosan, C. D. (2012). Can PlaNYC make New York City “greener and greater” for everyone?: sustainability planning and the promise of environmental justice. Local Environment, 17(9), 959-976.

Davis, D. E., & Rosen, C. D. (2004). Social Movements in the Mexico City Airport Controversy: Globalization, Democracy, and the Power of Distance. Social Movements in the Mexico City Airport Controversy: Globalization, Democracy, and the Power of Distance, 9(3), 279-293.

Gerald Stahler

Temple Public Policy Faculty Gerald Stahler

Stahler, G. J., Mennis, J., & Ducette, J. P. (2016). Residential and outpatient treatment completion for substance use disorders in the U.S.: Moderation analysis by demographics and drug of choice. A_ddictive Behaviors_, 58, 129-135.

Mennis, J., & Stahler, G. J. (2016). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment Episode Completion for Different Substances. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 63, 25-33.

Welsh, W., Hsiu-Ju, L., Peters, R., Stahler, G.J., Lehman, W., Stein, L., Monico, L., Eggers, M., Abdel-Salam, S., Pierce, J., Hunt, E., Gallagher, C., Frisman, L. (2015). Effects of a strategy to improve offender assessment practices: Staff perceptions of implementation outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 152, 230-238.

Stahler, G.J., Mennis, J., Belenko, S., Welsh, W. N., Hiller, M. L., & Zajac, G. (2013). Predicting Recidivism for Released State Prison Offenders. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 40(6), 690-711.

Stahler, G.J., Mennis, J., Cotlar, R., Baron, D.A. (2009). The influence of the neighborhood environment on treatment continuity and rehospitalization for dually diagnosed patients discharged from acute inpatient care. American Journal of Psychiatry, 166, 1258-1268.