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Bridging the Indigenous Wage Gap in Mexico

The accumulation of human capital is a necessary condition for indigenous people to overcome poverty in Mexico, but it is not itself sufficient.

The Rise and Fall of Vermont’s Single Payer Plan

Green Mountain Care in Vermont aimed to be a paradigm for comprehensive healthcare reform at both the state and federal level. What caused its fall?


The Anatomy of New Public Transit: Opportunities and Challenges of the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) Streetcar

In two years the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) has made impressive progress but still has a number of issues to address before its completion.

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Alumni Retention in United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas

It’s in the best interest of metropolitan areas to maintain an educated, young population, but how policy makers can secure alumni retention is tricker.

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Native Communities in Alaska: Vulnerabilities in Light of Climate Change

Climate change in Alaska will increase the risk of natural disasters, and due to sparsely located emergency resources, native communities are most at risk.

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A Geospatial Analysis of the Physical and Economic Consequences of Rochester’s Inner Loop

How Rochester’s Inner Loop became the city’s inner noose – cutting off downtown, creating policy challenges and lessons in transportation infrastructure.

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Analyzing Funding and Achievement Gaps in New York State Education Using GIS

In New York State education, K-12 public schools are funded in varying degrees by local property taxes – which critics say perpetuate societal inequalities.

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A Spatial Analysis of Occupy Wall Street and its Occupiers

The selection of protest spot Zuccotti Park, as a privately-owned public space, helps fuel the narrative of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

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How to Clean Up a City – a Case Study on Stopping Illegal Construction in Kosovo

In 2000, just after the war in Kosovo ended, City Planning Director Rexhep Luci was shot six times and killed for trying to stop illegal construction.

Letter from the Editor

Editor-in-Chief Arpit Chaturvedi offers his insight and vision of the upcoming 2017-2018 season at the Cornell Policy Review.