Michael Crawis an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Institute of Government. His research focuses on urban equality, local public finance and community development. His work has appeared in Urban Affairs Review and the American Journal of Political Science.
Nuno Ferreira da Cruz is a Research Fellow at LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests include local governance, management and delivery of urban services, privatisation, transparency and sustainability indicators, benchmarking, and a number of interrelated topics. This work has been published in Cities, Public Administration, Local Government Studies, Public Money & Management, Environment and Planning C, Utilities Policy, Omega, among many other venues. He has been a frequent collaborator of the Transparency International movement and he is currently the Coordinator of the ‘New Urban Governance’ project co-funded by the MacArthur Foundation.
Christopher V. Hawkins is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida. His research focuses on metropolitan governance, interlocal collaboration, economic development and urban politics, and local sustainability policy. He also serves as director of the Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning program at UCF.