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Forum Archive

About the Public Policy Forum Series
The purpose of the Public Policy Forum series is to provide an opportunity for academic, nonprofit, business and government policy practitioners to engage in a dialogue about topics of importance to the region. Public Policy forum topics are grounded in academic research, but selected to appeal to a broad professional audience. To obtain copies of presentations from earlier forums, contact Anne Roland (

October 2015
Urban Sustainability in Baltimore

Presentations (pdf)
Strategies Beyond Green: The Sustainability Challenge for Cities
Eric Zeemering, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University

Integrating Sustainability into City Government
Alice Kennedy, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Baltimore

Sustainability and Economic Development
Tom Sadowski, President and CEO, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

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December 2014
Controlling Hospital and Health Care Spending in Maryland in the Era of Budget Caps

Presentations (pdf)
A Look Back – How Did We Get Here? Robert Murray, President, Global Health Payment LLC

New All Payer Model for Maryland, Donna Kinzer, Executive Director, Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission

Maryland’s New All-Payer Model – What a Revolution Feels Like, Stephen Jencks, Independent consultant and member of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission

Some Observations on Controlling Hospital and Health Care Spending, Stuart Guterman, Vice President for Medicare and Cost Control, The Commonwealth Fund

To obtain copies of the presentations from any of these earlier forums, contact Anne Roland (

October 2013
The Public Policy Implications of Reducing Childhood Obesity

October 2012
Tugging on the Safety Net: Understanding Poverty and Poverty Programs in Today’s Economy

October 2010
Health Care Reform: What Will It Mean to Maryland?

October 2009
Students at Risk – Helping Latin American Youth Succeed

June 2008
Public Policy Implications of Expanded Gambling in Maryland

September 2007
Investing in Children: Returns and Strategies

June 2007
The Impact of Emergency Department Use on the Health Care System in Maryland

December 2004
Immigration and Baltimore’s Future

November 2004
Escaping Poverty

October 2004
Tourism and Economic Development in Baltimore