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Congratulations to our Stone Award Recipients!
Introducing Our Stone Award Recipients for 2015
Please join our colleagues at the section meeting to honor the contributions of these three recipients to our field at our section meeting at the ASPA Conference on
March 8, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. in the Comiskey Room at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago.
Michael A. Pagano is Dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago, professor of public administration, Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (which was chartered by Congress to assist federal, state, and local governments in improving their effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability), former co-editor of a journal on urban issues called Urban Affairs Review, and Faculty Fellow of UICs Great Cities Institute. He has published five books, including Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil , Cityscapes and Capital and The Dynamics of Federalism, and over 80 articles on urban finance, capital budgeting, federalism, transportation policy, infrastructure, urban development and fiscal policy; since 1991, he has written the annual City Fiscal Conditions report for the National League of Cities and between 2003-2008 he wrote a column called The Third Rail for State Tax Notes, which examined contemporary local government fiscal issues; he has delivered more than one hundred papers and speeches; and received funding from John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Research Council, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Pew Charitable Trusts, Brookings Institution, CEOs for Cities, National League of Cities, Chicago Community Trust, U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, and elsewhere.
He serves on a variety of professional organizations, including the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago), the Pension Committee of the Civic Federation, and the Urban Land Institute. He earned a B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.