Amy Glasmeier

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Until recently, regional policy has been firm-centred, standardized, incentive-based and state-driven. This is certainly true in the case of the Keynesian legacy that dominated regional policy in the majority of advanced economies after the 1960s. It relied on income redistribution and welfare policies to stimulate demand in the less favoured regions (LFRs)(More)
This communication explores the unique challenge of contemporary urban problems and the technologies that vendors have to solve them. An acknowledged gap exists between widely referenced technologies that city managers utilize to optimize scheduled operations and those that reflect the capability of spontaneity in search of nuance–laden solutions to(More)
Prison construction was a noticeable component of economic development initiatives in rural places during the 1980s and the 1990s. Yet, few comprehensive ex post-empirical studies have been conducted and therefore the literature remains inconclusive about the economic impacts of prisons. Following a temporal overview of the geography of prison development(More)
Over the last decade, demand for services from military treatment facilities (MTFs) has frequently exceeded capacity resulting in increased usage of off-base civilian Tricare providers (OCTP). This capacity shortage has been particularly acute for mental health care. At many installations, OCTPs are the main source of mental health care for military(More)
While sanitation is fundamental for health and wellbeing, cities of all sizes face growing challenges in providing safe, affordable and functional sanitation systems that are also sustainable. Factors such as limited political will, inadequate technical, financial and institutional capacities and failure to integrate safe sanitation systems into broader(More)
Cities contain clusters of jobs and people. These clusters or groups lead to the formation of districts. In the case of firms, transactions costs and networks facilitate spatial concentration; in the case of people, chain migration and social networks reinforce group propinquity. Together, these clusters come to form the socioeconomic fabric of metropolitan(More)
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) was established in 1913 by the Organic Act of the Department of Labor in order to “foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners of the United States, to improve their working conditions and to enhance their opportunities for profitable employment.” Throughout its history and to this day the focus of the(More)
Melvin Mark is Professor of Psychology at Penn State University, and a social psychologist and program evaluator. Irwin Feller is Director, Graduate School of Public Policy and Administration, and Professor of Economics at Penn State University. Amy Glasmeier is Associate Professor of Geography at Penn State University. This paper provides a selective(More)