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The scientific evidence is unwavering on climate change. Warmer temperatures, higher sea levels, and more extreme precipitation events will affect everyone.
Katrina taught us that preparedness and mitigation are as important as response and recovery. But this acknowledgment brings up another set of needs.
The social and economic stresses in places like Orleans Parish exacerbate—and in some cases create—the disasters associated with natural hazards.
Katrina wreaked havoc in 25 hours, but its effects will last a lifetime. How are the communities that received assistance faring 10 years later?
Lessons from a small town on building resiliency from natural disaster

Resilience in the Face of Disaster

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Resilience in the Face of Disaster

When disaster strikes, we need inclusive plans grounded in evidence on what works.

The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

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The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

The decennial Census will gather the most complete picture of America of the past 10 years, but its accuracy is in jeopardy.

Behind the Numbers at the Urban Institute

Structural Racism in America

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Structural Racism in America

Public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate our country's racial inequalities. 

Critical Value: An Urban Institute Podcast

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Critical Value: An Urban Institute Podcast

Experts discuss the best available data and evidence on topics that matter.

Updates from the Urban Institute

Updates from the Urban Institute

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