In the face of climate crisis, cities are trying to reduce their carbon footprint through investment in transit, active transportation, parks and parkways, and infill development. Yet, these climate mitigations may create land value uplift that destabilizes communities. Our research on climate displacement examines the nature of these impacts and provides tools for communities to assess their own risk.
Our research related to climate and displacement covers three diverse areas: climate displacement, climate mitigation, and infill development. Our climate displacement studies examine the direct impacts of climate change and disasters on residents. Our climate mitigation research shows how public investments in transit, transit-oriented development, active mobility, and parks impact community stability; we also include a set of studies on the effectiveness of regional planning for sustainability and equity. Our infill development studies examine the impact of new housing production on displacement, and the potential for both small-scale (i.e., accessory dwelling units) and urban infill.