• Collaboration: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

    October 3, 2018 | Featured

    By Patrick Hart Late 2017 and early 2018 have featured a bumper crop of research emphasizing the importance of collaboration and coordination among community-based nonprofits. Recent research from MDRC, the Center for Promise, and the RAND Corporation all provide guidance about promising strategies for improving the effectiveness of partnerships between community-based organizations. All of the […]

  • 2018 Equality Indicators Conference

    August 31, 2018 | Featured, News

    The Equality Indicators is a project of the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG). ISLG developed the Equality Indicators in 2014, with the goals of both helping cities advance policies and practices to reduce disparities in areas of greatest concern (e.g., economy, education, health) and increasing transparency and accountability around efforts to promote […]

  • How to Reduce Jail Populations in Big Ways

    July 10, 2018 | Featured, Issues, News

    To make big impacts on jail populations, we need to expand who we think of as good candidates for diversion or release, and we need to speed up case processing for others who must stay in custody for public-safety reasons.

  • Five U.S. Members of 100 Resilient Cities Network Launch Tools to Measure and Track Equality

    July 9, 2018 | Featured, News

    Dallas, Oakland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Tulsa Announce 2018 Equality/Equity Scores Working with the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) and 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, the cities of Dallas, Oakland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Tulsa have taken significant steps toward addressing inequality in their cities. Each city, […]

  • ISLG Board Chair Marc Shaw Tapped to Co-Chair Advisory Commission to Recommend Reforms to New York City’s Property Tax System

    May 31, 2018 | Featured, News

    ISLG Board Chair Marc Shaw has been tapped to co-chair an Advisory Commission to Recommend Reforms to New York City’s Property Tax System, as announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

  • New York City Political Leaders Selected for 2018 Lindsay Fellowship in Government Leadership and Practice

    April 5, 2018 | Featured, Issues, News

    Fifteen recently elected members of the New York City Council and state legislature have been selected as 2018 recipients of the CUNY ISLG Lindsay Fellowship in Government Leadership and Practice.

  • New Guidelines for Real Estate Developers to Build More Equitably

    March 7, 2018 | Featured, News

    The Equitable Development Guidelines, a new tool for real estate developers released today, outline a comprehensive set of standards to help ensure that real estate developers’ projects benefit the community, respond to local needs, and result in positive impacts on the social and economic well-being of individuals and neighborhoods.

  • New CUNY Study Shows Mixed Progress on Equality in New York City

    December 14, 2017 | Featured, News

    A new report released by the Equality Indicators, a project of the City University of New York Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) with funding from The Rockefeller Foundation, found that inequality has improved slightly overall over the past year, with both positive and negative results in specific areas, demonstrating the difficulty in combating enmeshed disparities in a city like New York.

  • New Report Analyzes Budget Practices and Transparency of All 50 States

    November 2, 2017 | Featured, News

    This multi-year study assesses the quality of states’ budgeting practices, including public worker retirement funding and disclosure of budgetary and other critical fiscal data. This work lays the groundwork for governors, legislators, civic organizations, and citizens concerned about fiscal stewardship to effect meaningful improvements in the quality and transparency of state budgets in a time of fiscal stress for many governments.

  • City Council Likely to Have Fewer Women Members after Election Day

    October 31, 2017 | Featured, News

    The gender gap on the City Council is likely to continue to widen, with female representation dropping to as low as 23.5 percent after the election next week, according to an analysis by the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG). While women account for 52 percent of New York City’s population, only 47 […]