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Krause discusses how cities elect council members can influence sustainability initiatives

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Although the influence of local interest groups often receives attention, how cities elect council members may be key to how they organize sustainability initiatives, according to a new study led by Dr. Rachel Krause.

"With every additional council member that is elected by district, the likelihood that a city has a specialized sustainability unit increases," said Krause, a KU assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration. Krause was lead author in the study "The Administrative Organization of Sustainability Within Local Government" published recently in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Read more here: http://kupa.ku.edu/study-how-cities-elect-council-members-affects-sustainability-initiatives



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