See where wildfire risk intersects social and economic factors that can make it difficult for people to prepare for, respond to, and recover from wildfire.
Nearly one in five U.S. counties has a higher-than-average share of seniors and no hospital beds.
Identify where potential bus rapid transit corridors in the Denver, Colorado Metro Area are most likely to enhance mobility and equity.
Integrate socioeconomic and climate data to map neighborhoods at risk in selected cities.
Identify neighborhoods where overlapping wildfire threats and socioeconomic vulnerabilities may make people disproportionately susceptible to wildfire.
Urban trail efforts increasingly are focusing on providing equitable access to trails. Trails and parks can create substantial benefits for public health, property values, and quality of life.
Populations at Risk quickly and easily generates and downloads reports about populations more likely to experience adverse social, health, or economic outcomes.
A new tool helps the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico assess wildfire and populations at risk.
While national poverty rates dropped in the last year, the county-level picture is mixed.
Hispanics account for roughly one in four westerners and one in six rural westerners.
Minority populations are growing in nearly all rural western counties, helping booming communities expand and slowing the decline in counties that otherwise would have lost people.
The rural West matters for at least three important reasons: the vitality of the region’s landscape; its impact on local, state, and national politics; and the future of the area’s people and communities.
This post compares economic and demographic characteristics of communities where coal-fired power plants have recently retired or are scheduled to retire.
Six dam removal case studies on the fiscal, economic, environmental, and social benefits of dam removal.
In the Taos, New Mexico area trails are a fundamental part of health and quality of life, but differences in access to trails may limit the benefits for Hispanic and low-income residents.
Trails are good for people, but the health and social benefits of trails are not equally available to everyone.
This blog draws on federal data and research to describe more about the local economies of the communities dependent on federal coal.