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Rebecca Marx

Rebecca Marx

Research Analyst

I desire to build more resilient and inclusive communities. Doing so requires acknowledging how our built environment impacts social, economic, and environmental outcomes, and finding a balance to this triple bottom line. At the Urban Institute, I strive to provide the data-driven foundation for policies that can help achieve this balance.


Rebecca Marx is a research analyst in the built environment practice of the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center. She conducts research focused on climate adaptation, urban governance, and neighborhood and housing quality in the context of low-and moderate-income households.

She previously worked as a capital advisory analyst at Enclude (now Palladium Impact Capital), providing strategy development and transaction advisory services in the impact investing space, and has conducted additional research for a variety of nongovernmental organizations and consulting groups.

Rebecca earned a master of environmental management (MEM) degree from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, where she concentrated on environmental economics and policy. She holds a BS in economics and international affairs from Northeastern University.