• 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 […]

  • To Govern for the Good

    September 22, 2017 | Featured, News

    The latest issue of CUNY Matters, the University publication about the people and programs of The City University of New York, profiles the work of ISLG. AT TIME OF DEEPLY POLARIZED NATIONAL POLITICS, a rare point of bipartisan agreement is the need to change decades of policies that have made the United States the most […]

  • Equality Indicators Expands to Five Cities Across the Country

    June 7, 2017 | Featured, News

    CUNY ISLG Working with Dallas, Oakland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Tulsa to Measure and Track Equality Among Residents The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG), in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), announced the selection of five cities to receive support to develop a tool to track progress towards […]

  • May Narrowing the Gap: Senior Access to Preventive Healthcare

    May 16, 2017 | Featured, News

    In the latest issue of Narrowing The Gap, we draw on the 2016 Equality Indicators and other data to explore some of the issues that seniors face in accessing preventive healthcare, including income and insurance status.

  • April Narrowing The Gap

    April 7, 2017 | Featured

    In this issue, we explore the limited transit options for people with a physical disability. Read it here.