Fiscal stress, changing public expectations, and shifting responsibilities for services have prompted many local governments to consider restructuring service delivery.
This website is designed to provide local governments with information on restructuring trends and innovations in public sector service provision. From sustainability and infrastructure policy, to economic development, to planning, the Local Government Restructuring Lab explores cutting-edge research to inform public practice. Special attention is given to gender and age-friendly planning to promote public health. Cities sit in a multi-scalar governance system, which requires attention to inter-governmental relations affecting finance, service delivery, and local policy authority. This work is focused in the US and across the globe.
With three decades of collaborative partnerships at the international, national, state, and local level, the Local Government Restructuring Lab, under the leadership of Professor Mildred Warner, aims to provide local governments with information on restructuring trends and innovations in six main categories: Community and Economic Development; Sustainability and Infrastructure; Service Delivery Reform; Intergovernmental Relations; Policy and Public Health; and Gender and Age-Friendly Planning.
Mildred Warner on New Paradigms in Social Policy Planning
November 12, 2020
On November 7, Warner received the ACSP Margarita McCoy Faculty Award for the advancement of women in planning in higher education through service, teaching, and research. Warner discusses her career, priorities, and pressing concerns.