2013 research overview on the effects of term limits on the positions that politicians take, by Jennifer Hayes Clark and Robert Lucas Williams, University of Houston.
2013 study in First Monday on how public libraries are increasingly playing a role, largely unfunded, in helping citizens navigate government services.
Updated in 2014, this review of literature on the effectiveness of surveillance cameras against crime includes a 2009 meta-analysis by Northeastern and the University of Cambridge.
2013 study published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on the growing gap between the revenues that state and local governments receive and their mandatory long-term obligations.
2013 study in State and Local Government Review on the nature of public-private service delivery and the potential benefits and risks of the various forms it can take.
2013 study in American Political Science Review on the reasons behind the difficulties big cities face in getting their legislation passed in state assemblies. Includes 120 years of data.
2013 study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University examining rentals in the United States, including demographics, costs and public-policy challenges.
2013 review of new federal report and other studies relating to the homeless population in the United States and providing insight into demographic characteristics and trends.
2013 study in Annals of Emergency Medicine analyzing 1.3 million injury deaths in 3,141 U.S. counties from 1999 to 2006 to understand rural and urban risk factors.
2013 study from the University of Kansas on the law enforcement practices of “new economy” cities that promote “creative class” pursuits and cultural tourism.