Fortune Magaine editor Leigh Gallagher recently published a book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, that details the dramatic changes in development in metropolitan areas since the crash of the housing market. The book...

Friday, July 26, 2013

This year the Fels Institute of Government received a large number of high-caliber applications for the full-time MPA program. The applicant pool was incredibly competitive, with many qualified candidates committed to making a difference in the world. The incoming class individually...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

In the Philadelphia Inquirer’s June 18th article titled “Planned civil service changes irk N.J. state workers” Fels Executive Director, David Thornburgh discussed New Jersey Governor Chris Christies’ plan to streamline the civil service promotion process. To read his commentary and the...

Friday, June 28, 2013

Where are you from? Long Island, NY

What were you doing prior to coming to Fels? I was and still am working for Philadelphia's Department of Revenue.

What attracted you most to the Fels degree program? I like its strong focus on...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen about the economic drivers behind rising housing prices in Philadelphia's Port Richmond neighborhoood in a recent article.

You can read the full article...

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen about the barriers to home-ownership for low-income families in a recent article.

You can read the full article...

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Fels Institute of Government mourns the loss of William (Bill) H. Hansell, Jr., MGA '72. A long-time President of the ICMA and an inaugural co-chair of the Fels Alumni Leadership Council, Bill devoted his life to public service and government administration.  His passion for public...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

WHYY interviewed Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen about how Philadelphia's appraoch to tax delinquent properties contributes to the problem of hazardous abandoned buildings.

You can read the transcript or listen to the interview...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fels Senior Research Consultant Dr.
Kevin Gillen recently wrote a report on the economic impact of Philadelphia's 10 year property tax abatement. You can read more about the report on the...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Media outlets continue to turn to Fels Senior Research Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen as the regions foremost expert on Philadelphia's real estate market. Recently he was quoted in the Philadelphia Daily News on the impact of tax abatements on the pace of development. He was also interviewed in...

Friday, May 31, 2013
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