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The Role of Cities in Growing the Renewable Energy Market

October 22, 2021 / Comments Off on The Role of Cities in Growing the Renewable Energy Market

Despite the tumultuous past two years, local governments in the US bought more renewable energy in 2020 than ever before. There was a 23 percent increase from 2019 as nearly 100 cities and counties completed 143 deals and added more than 3,600 megawatts of renewable energy capacity. On a larger scale, according to CDP, over […]

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How Can a Green Recovery Strategy Help Museums?

October 15, 2021 / Comments Off on How Can a Green Recovery Strategy Help Museums?

Over the past 18 months, museums and other cultural organizations have been forced to adapt and adjust their strategies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice turmoil. Forced closure, visitor restrictions and economic dislocation have impacted museum financial positions, and is forcing new creative approaches to organizational financial sustainability. One of the approaches […]

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Economic Insecurity and Cities

October 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Economic Insecurity and Cities

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragile economic situation faced by millions of American households in an era of growing income inequality. At the same time, the government response to the pandemic has demonstrated the ability of policy to impact income security, with aggressive fiscal policy tools leading to a material decrease in the poverty […]

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What Can Jobs Tell Us About Equity in Cities?

October 1, 2021 / Comments Off on What Can Jobs Tell Us About Equity in Cities?

Cities are having a bit of a renaissance. If you need proof, look no further than the most recent decennial Census numbers. The 10 most populous incorporated places grew by an average of just about 7% over the last 10 years. While most cities welcome population growth, especially older cities that are coming out of […]

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How Has COVID-19 Impacted the International Student Experience

September 24, 2021 / Comments Off on How Has COVID-19 Impacted the International Student Experience

Higher education is a critical contributor to the US economy and culture, attracting billions of international talents every year. The market size of higher education in the US is roughly $580 billion and 2.6% of US GDP. International students are 4% of the total student population, yet they bring in $41 billion to the economy, […]

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City Scenarios for a Post-COVID Future

September 17, 2021 / Comments Off on City Scenarios for a Post-COVID Future

One thing is clear: More than ever, people and firms are re-evaluating where they live and work. The choices they make will have a major impact on the future shape of our communities. The policies we choose will shape the location decisions that are made. Even before the pandemic, digital technologies supporting online retail, virtual […]

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