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Funding Housing Sustainably: The Promise of California Cap and Trade

by Oriya Cohen
California has a severe housing shortage. Because of steady population and job growth, poor planning, and local land-use processes that often stifle development, more than half of the…

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How Cities Can Incorporate Green Technology to Improve Resident Outcomes and Save Billions

Cities across the country experience higher summer temperatures and worse air pollution than surrounding suburban and rural areas, and low-income communities in cities—which generally have greater…

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Seeing Green: Prioritizing Tenants’ Needs in Sustainable Affordable Housing

by Kimberly Burrowes and Maya Brennan
The growing use of green building practices in market rate and subsidized housing reflects the appeal of sustainability from economic, ecological, and health…

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Flood-Proofing Multifamily Housing: Challenges & Opportunities

This research brief from New York University’s Furman Center describes the unique challenges of retrofitting multifamily housing for resilience against floods, existing policies and design…

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How to Improve Health through Housing

The evidence base is large and growing: health is affected by housing. In a 2015 literature review, researchers at the Center for Housing Policy summarize a wide body of research on the ways in which…

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