2011. Research contract from Representative Darryl T. Owens, Task Force on Merger 2.0, Analysis of Merger Results.
2003 and 2004. Research grant from the Floersheimer Institute for Policy Studies (Jerusalem, Israel) research on the impact of terror on urban space
2002. Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, grant to supervise Ph.D. research, “Fragmentation, Sprawl and Economic Development”
1999. Research contract from the Kentucky League of Cities …to develop economic indicators and conduct a study on economic development strategies.
1997-2000. Research contract from ABT Associates for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...to conduct “Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Assessments” ...part of an eighteen city assessment on the impact of federal urban policy on cities (see also Consulting, Local Research Affiliate).
1996. Research contract from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ...to conduct “Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Assessments” ...part of an eighteen city assessment on the impact of federal urban policy on cities.
1996-2000. Research contract from Jefferson County, Kentucky to evaluate government reorganization (see also Consulting, Jefferson County Fiscal Court).
1991-92. Research grant from the Urban University Research Consortium entitled Project Urban Partnership (PURP). The project investigated the economic interdependence between central cities and their suburbs. PURP was carried out on behalf of the Urban Summit, an organization of thirty-five mayors representing America's major cities.
1975-80. Activity grants from the federal government (ACTION) for five continuous years in order to monitor housing and community development policy as well as provide technical assistance to local agencies.
1973. Training grant for social workers, planners and managers, by the State of New Jersey's Department of Community Affairs.
1975-1994. Research grants from the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, the State University of New York Research Foundation, the Urban Research Center of the Graduate School of Public Administration (NYU), the American Political Science Association, the City of New York, the University of Louisville, and the Social Science Research Council