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.
2015 study in the journal Science consolidates a wide variety of new research findings to provide a sweeping picture of potential ocean species loss in the near future.
2015 roundup of academic research relevant to the global decline in gas/oil prices, and the potential effects on public health, transportation and driving, business economics and public policy decisions.
2014 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examining the health impacts on Chinese women of particulate matter and black carbon components from different sources, including burning biomass and fossil fuels.
With a growing number of public datasets and data-visualization tools available, we provide a simple exercise in how to create a classic time-series graph using the Chartbuilder application from Quartz.
2014 study in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management demonstrating how police ticketing campaigns can reduce traffic crashes and fatality rates.
2013 review of research and article in the journal Science on the global energy consumption of Internet and communications technology.
2014 study in the Review of Economic Studies that explores a dataset of household purchases to estimate the relationship between food prices and population in 49 U.S. cities.
2014 study in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory on how companies decide to comply environmental regulations in developing countries.
A 2014 study in the Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources explores a wide range of issues related to unconventional energy, including well productivity, water use, security and pollution.