Rebecca Marx
Rebecca Marx
Research Associate
Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
I want to build greener, more resilient, and more inclusive communities. To do so, I strive to understand the environmental, economic, and social outcomes of policies and provide the data-driven foundation for investments to support communities threatened by a changing climate.

Rebecca Marx is a research associate in the Climate and Communities practice area of the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center. She conducts research on the connection between our built and natural environments and approaches to climate mitigation and adaptation. She also focuses on methods to engage communities in research and planning, as well as models for sustainable and equitable community economic growth. 

Rebecca previously worked as a capital advisory analyst at Enclude (now Palladium Impact Capital), providing strategy development and transaction advisory services to mission-oriented investors, and has conducted 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.

Research Areas
Economic mobility and inequality
Global issues
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Social safety net
Climate change, disasters, and community resilience
Race and equity
Pay for success
Community data use
Rural people and places
International development and governance
Planning for climate change