After the devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Florida adopted tough new building codes. They quickly paid for themselves, a new study finds.
A 2016 study in
BMJ Injury Prevention finds that for every dollar New York City spends on new bike lanes, more people ride and overall public health improves.
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.