Aerial shot of a housing community.

2018 Research Highlights: Community Vitality and Public Finance

        MAES supported research related to community vitality and public finance includes projects focused on the impact of publicly supported programs and built environments. A particular focus is placed on assisting rural communities in Minnesota, and internationally, be more prosperous and stable. 2018 highlights include:

  • A new project started with Minneapolis Public Housing to improve integrated pest management in multifamily housing and collaborative projects are in the works with stakeholders with direct impact in evaluating dispersal prevention techniques. 
  • The Joint Retail Assistance Program, which focuses on retail revitalization in rural Minnesota, was featured as part of the annual U of M Driven to Discover Campaign.

In fiscal year 2018, MAES supported research related to community vitality and public finance was connected to:

15 Projects
14 Principal Investigators
3 Peer-Reviewed Journals