October 15, 2018
Sea level rise and coastal development mean a higher share of population and property are at risk of severe flooding. The nation's flood insurance program is in the red.
May 2, 2018
Five years after Hurricane Sandy, housing prices in New York City's flood zone were 8 percent lower than similar properties in areas with lower flooding risks.
November 28, 2017
People’s economic fortunes are often tied to where they live. Telling people to move to high-income areas in the hopes of raising their economic fortunes downplays the costs and uncertainties of relocating, and also ignores the fact that people are tied to where they live by social connections, not just by their jobs. Given long-standing difficulties in certain locales, as well as more recent downturns caused by economic dislocations, can government programs targeting particular areas succeed in raising the standard of living of people in those areas?
August 28, 2017
The state of Wisconsin is proposing to subsidize a Foxconn plant in the southeast corner of the state. Will benefits reach the workers in greatest need of help?