Welcome to the Levin College of Urban Affairs

3rd Annual Levin College Research Conference

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DATE: Thursday, August 20, 2015, 8:30am - 3:00pm
LOCATION: Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Levin College held it's third annual research conference on August 20th. Faculty, staff, and doctoral students presented recent research project and publication accomplishments.

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Agenda
 
8:30 am – 9:05 am: Continental Breakfast (Atrium)

8:45 am – 9:05 am: Welcome and Conference Opening (Atrium)

Bob Gleeson, Ph.D., Interim Dean, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

BREAK (10 minutes)
 
9 :15 am– 10:45 am: Session 1 

Session 1A: Evaluation of the Urban Fellowship Program (Rm 247)
Best Practices and Next Steps in Urban Fellowship Programs (Hexter, Wright, Huang)

Session 1B: Public and Nonprofit Practice and the Law (Bonda)
First Amendment’s Profit Dilemma (Mead) 
Neutrality, Adversary Argument and Constitutionalism in Public Administration (Spicer) 
Defining the Parameters of Content Neutrality (Weinstein) 
 
Session 1C: Federal and State Level Policies and Tools (Sweet)
Climate Action Plans (Alexander/Caldwell) 
Does More Federal Energy Funding Increase the Adoption of Energy Efficiency Policies in U.S. Local Government (Lim) 
Economic Policy as Health Policy? Evidence from the States (1980-2010) (Hatch)
 
BREAK (5 minutes)
 
10:50 am – 12:20 pm: Session 2
Session 2A: Transportation Policies and their Outcomes at State and Local Levels (Bonda)
The Value of Balanced Growth for Transportation (Date, Kellogg, Jenkins) 
Vehicle Miles Traveled: Energy and Jevon’s Paradox (Bowen, Vincent-Munyon)
Location Affordability in Shrinking Cities (Tighe)
 
Session 2B: Interpretation and Meaning in Public and Nonprofit Contexts (Rm 247)
Faith Based Organizational Identity (Johnson, Jian)
Legislation Meets Tradition: Interpretations and Implication of the Volunteer Protection Act for Nonprofit Organizations as viewed through the Lens of Hermeneutics (Groble, Zingale, Mead)
The Beauty of Legitimacy (Wickstrom)
 
Session 2C: Understanding the Changes in Neighborhoods (Sweet)
Legacy City Revitalization: Examining the Role of Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Investments (Kinahan) 
The Economic Impact of the Catalytic Redevelopment of the May Company Building in Cleveland, Ohio (Clouse) 
Identifying and Analyzing Gentrified Areas with Census Data (Yeom)
 
BREAK (15 minutes)
 
12:35 pm – 1:45 pm: LUNCH – Brown Bag (Bonda) ALL PARTICIPANTS PLEASE ATTEND
Career and Knowledge Pathways in the Urban Setting (White, Piazza, Colombi)
 
 
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm: Session 3
Session 3A: Technology and Governance (Bonda)
A Framework for Using Crowdsourcing in Government (Clark, Zingale, Logan, Brudney) 
GISCorps: GIS Professionals Volunteering for Communities in Need (Salling)
 
Session 3B: New Frameworks and Use of Data for Practice (Sweet)
Case-Schiller for the City of Cleveland (Post) 
A Categorization the Evolution of Sustainability/Green Certification Standards in the US: Room for One More? (Simons, Bragg) 
The Bioscience Cluster as an Economic Development Vehicle: How Should it be Defined and Measured? (Austrian)
 
BREAK (15 minutes)

3:30 pm- 4:30pm: Faculty Search Committee Training

4:30 pm: College Ice Cream Social
 
Presentations
TITLE  AUTHORS
The Beauty of Legitimacy: Reliance on Orderliness and Heuristic Power Craig Wickstrom
The Bioscience Cluster in Ohio Candi Clouse
Ziona Austrian
Career and Knowledge Pathways in Higher Education
Merissa C. Piazza
Marcus Notaro
Ziona Austrian
Career Pathways in the Urban Context Byron White
Career and Knowledge Pathways in an Urban Setting: Method Jessica Colombi
Kyle Znamenak
Case-Shiller for The City of Cleveland Charlie Post
Content Neutrality After Reed v. Gilbert Alan Weinstein
Do Shrinking Cities Allow Redevelopment Without Displacement? J.Rosie Tighe
Joanna P. Ganning 
Does More Federal Energy Funding Increase the Adoption of Energy Efficiency Policies in U.S. Local Government? Taekyoung Lim
The Economic Impact of the Catalytic Redevelopment of the May Company Building Candi Clouse
Economic Policy as Health Policy? Evidence from the States (1990-2010) Elizabeth Rigby 
Megan E. Hatch
A Framework for Using Crowdsourcing in Government Benjamin Clark
Nicholas Zingale
Joseph Logan
Jeffery Brudney
GISCorps GIS Professionals Volunteering For Communities In Need Mark Salling
Legislation Meets Tradition: Interpretations and Implications of the Volunteer Protection Act for Nonprofit Organizations as viewed through the Lens of Hermeneutics
Patricia Groble
Nicholas Zingale 
Joseph Mead
Legacy City Revitalization: The Role of Federal Historic Tax Credit Projects Kelly Kinahan
The Promise of Urban Fellowships
Walter W. Wright
Kathryn W. Hexter
Joyce Huang
The Value of Balanced Growth for Transportation Kirby Date
Vehicle Fuel Economy And Vehicle Miles Traveled: An Empirical Investigation Of Jevons’ Paradox
Vinola Vincent Munyon
William M. Bowen
John Holcomb