Updated roundup of research on climate-change risks and the regions and groups most threatened by them, attempts to mitigate these risks, and adaptive efforts for coastal regions.
2015 report from Yale University and the University of Florida that estimates the amount of solid waste the U.S. disposed of in 2012 and analyzes the effectiveness of U.S. landfills at capturing gas emissions.
2015 review of recent research on the relationship between the presence of urban vegetation or green space and human health and well-being.
2015 research roundup on strategies for revitalizing traditional city centers, with emphasis on a 2013 report from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, "Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities."
2014 report from Boston University’s Initiative on Cities based on interviews of more than 70 mayors of cities across the United States. Topics discussed include policy priorities, gentrification and income inequality.
2011 study from the University of Toronto and London School of Economics on the relationship between infrastructure and automotive traffic levels.
2014 literature review of major studies on gentrification of neighborhoods in America, with a focus on benefits and drawbacks for low-income residents.
2014 study in the
American Review of Public Administration on the impact of race, poverty and disaster aid on economic recovery after a natural disaster.
2014 study published in
Environmental Health Perspectives models four different approaches for increasing bicycle use and details their costs, effectiveness and health impacts.
2014 study from the University of Pennsylvania showing how urbanization can foster economic growth in the developing and developed world.
2014 review of research on cycling and 10 ideas for reporting on your community, whether it has a well-established cycling culture or there’s a long road ahead.
2014 study in the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) exploring the potential of urban adaptation strategies to counteract the effects of long-term global climate change.
2012 roundup of recent academic studies on the economic and environmental impact of parking lots, impervious surfaces and other automobile-related infrastructure.
2013 list of key websites, institutions and journals that can help deepen policy knowledge and reporting about urban affairs.
2012 literature review of research and analysis relating to disaster recovery in the United States, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.