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Urban Policy Series

Chaddick is pleased to announce the new Urban Technology Series, an independent policy series presented by the Chaddick Institute.

December 2022: Law School Memories: A Dissent in Illinois Pawnbrokers Association v. Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation by William C. Kling, J.D., Professor Michael P. Seng, and Brent E. Adams, J.D.

July 17, 2021: COVID-19, Policy Enactment and Political Ideology. Municipal Policies and Actions Within the Context of State Party Control b​y Brandon Bordenkircher, Abby Mader & Cole Neder with Roberto Celestin, Daniel Egan, Ben Fairbank, Brady Penn, and Abigail Schwartz. This study focuses on the policy and action responses to COVID-19 in municipalities across the United States. It uses event history analysis to explores trends in policy enactment during the pandemic.

June 17, 2021: Autonomous Vehicle Policy Adoption: An Analysis of Political Ideology, Unified Party Control & Lobbying of First Adapter States by Brandon Bordenkircher & Abby Mader with Kristin A. Hall & Ben Fairbank. This study explores policy diffusion among autonomous vehicle laws using event-history analysis and statewide analysis of policies.

January 29, 2020: Race to the Future of American Cities: The status of and demand for federal smart city legislation by Kirstin Anderson-Hall, Brandon Bordenkircher, Alexander Hall, Brady Penn 
This paper explores the potential benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities and the status of federal, state and city policies and programs in these areas.

March 25, 2019: Delivery Robots by Brady Penn & Jared Lewis with Kirstin Anderson-Hall
This report focuses on the landscape of regulations and current trends related to delivery robots, or personal delivery devices (PDDs)