Richard Flanagan, Ph. D. - Garden State Initiative


Richard Flanagan, Ph. D.


Dr. Flanagan is a professor of political science at The College of Staten Island, City University of New York A graduate of Drew and Rutgers Universities, he writes about public policy and American politics. He is author and co-author of many policy reports including most recently “The Affordable Housing Crisis: A New Mitchell-Lama Middle Class Housing Program for the 21st Century” (2020) for the Carey Institute for Government Reform, “Bringing Back Bayonne: A Strategic Plan for Development” (2017)  for a local civics organization and the book Robert Wagner and the Rise of New York City’s Plebiscitary Mayoralty (Palgrave McMillian, 2015).

Dr. Flanagan is a co-author of GSI’s report The Road to Equitable Transportation Policy in New Jersey: An Assessment of Cost Burdens, Gaps in Mobility and Recommendations for Reform.