The Fall 2014 Applied Research Seminar Series Begins September 25:
Rebound Neighborhoods in Older Industrial Cities: The Case of St. Louis
The turmoil in Ferguson, Mo shines new attention on the importance of understanding neighborhood dynamics. Our new report identifies neighborhoods in the St. Louis region that have bounced back from urban decline and sheds light on the dynamics that have contributed to their success. >Read more.
MO Civic Health Index
PPRC partnered with five other universities and the National Conference on Citizenship to create this comprehensive report. Using data from the US Census Bureau’s annual Current Population Survey, the report examines the civic health of the state of Missouri, as well as its two largest metropolitan areas, Kansas City and St. Louis. Civic health is measured using four broad categories, each of which contains multiple indicators. »See key findings and download the full report.
Searching for Usable Pasts
In his opening presentation at the recent St. Louis Metromorphosis conference, authoer William Barnes explored the idea of the usable history --- stories and analyses about the past that consciously or implicitly shape or support our views about current affairs and our visions of what the future could be. »Learn more
Missed the Research Seminars?
The Spring 2014 Applied Research Seminar Series has ended, but stay tuned for news about the Fall Series. And if you missed one, you can view the Powerpoints here.
Statewide Homelessness Study 2013:
Homelessness in Missouri
The 2013 Missouri Statewide Homelessness Study reports data on the 2011-2012 biennial period. The study also examines trends over the 2007-2012 period and assesses change over time. The trend data shows three key changes over the past half-decade, including an increase in the number of homeless persons in Missouri. »Download the report here.
A White Paper based on the findings of the St. Louis County Children's Services Fund
2012 Needs Assessment
»Download the White Paper here
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