Click on the links below to read our editorials.
Prior to November 2008 all editorials were published under our original name: Joint Urban Studies Center (JUSC).
Response to Brookings Sprawl Report
October 2009: Region is not a sprawl capital.
Severance Tax on Natural Gas Drilling
October 2008: PA Should Impose a Severance Tax on Natural Gas.
The Diverse Northeastern Pennsylvania
June 2007: Diversity on Every Level Makes a Region Stronger.
University Community Partnerships
June 2007: A political journal essay on the importance of collaboration.
The Impact of Arts, Culture, Recreation, And Venue as a Community Revitalization Tool
June 2005: Arts, culture, recreation, and venue benefit our communities in many ways.
Improving K-12 Education for Use as an Economic Development Tool
May 2005: Enhancing K-12 Education is a Win-Win for All.
Unite for a Better Northeastern PA
May 2005: Regionalism: An Economic Catalyst.
JUSC Advisory Board Speaks
May 2005: JUSC Advisory Board affirms the purpose of the Joint Urban Studies Center.
Local Government Fragmentation
May 2005: Local government collaboration needed in region.
Greater Pennsylvania Cleanup has Local Benefits
April 2005: The local success of clean up days has long term impact on communities.
Why Should We Invest in Ourselves?
April 2005: JUSC discusses the benefits of cities, counties, and chambers of commerce acting as developers of last resort to develop projects.