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...

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...

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.

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

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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...

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.

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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...

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...

Analysis of the Democratic Primary Election for City Controller

Results of a hotly contested Democratic primary election are displayed in GIS maps designed by Azavea, Inc., accompanied...

Where are you from?
My father's work with IBM moved our family around to several states and countries, but I went to high school in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

What attracted you most to Fels?
After spending several years teaching science at...

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