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Researchers at Georgetown are using Data to Generate Policy-Driven Solutions to Forced Migration Issues

Written by Tilde Jaques, MDI Journalism Intern Global forced migration has continued to increase throughout the past decades. According to the United Nations High Commissioner…

April 1, 2024

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The Wetlands Impact Tracker: Revealing Public Notices for the Public Good

Extracted from: https://www.policyinnovation.org/blog/wetlands-trackerOriginal written by Gabe Watson (EPIC), Kumar Himangshu (MDI), and Matthew Vining (Atlas Public Policy) In…

March 25, 2024

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Reevaluating the Low Income Energy Assistance Program- A Proposal For a More Equitable Distribution Formula

Written by Grace Jensen, 2023 Summer Graduate Assistant Extreme heat conditions, or periods where the heat index exceeded 90 degrees fahrenheit, have become more commonplace…

September 4, 2023

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A deep dive into U.S. residential energy usage: Challenges and opportunities for clean energy transition and equitable access to energy

To offer users a detailed but intuitive understanding of the U.S. energy landscape, EIDC has developed an interactive dashboard that taps into the latest residential energy…

August 17, 2023

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Understanding Building Energy Efficiency across the US using BlocPower Data

The EIDC has partnered with BlocPower to make available the largest and most comprehensive building dataset available in the nation for building energy efficiency planning. This…

July 22, 2023

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Spatial Data Toolkit – Under the Hood

Here’s a closer look at the Spatial Data Toolkit and a quick example of how it works. To provide more accurate, geocoded demographic data for a specific region, the Spatial…

February 28, 2023

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Green Jobs and the Redistricting Problem using Spatial Data Aggregation

The Massive Data Institute’s Environmental Impact Data Collaborative is working alongside Dream.Org’s Green For All program to build an inclusive green economy and provide…

February 28, 2023

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MDI’s Spatial Data Toolkit Critical to Identify Communities Vulnerable to Impacts of Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

As part of the Environmental Impact Data Collaborative (EIDC), the Massive Data Institute (MDI) is partnering with nonprofits including the Environmental Policy Innovation(…

February 28, 2023

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Building reliable demographic baseline for environmental research

Low-geography-level population estimates built from housing and population data. Population statistics are critical to environmental research and advocacy. For example, measuring…

November 20, 2022

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Integrating Data Engineering Principles to ensure data quality and usability of the EIDC

The Massive Data Institute (MDI) is developing the Environmental Impact Data Collaborative (EIDC) to enable community groups, policymakers, and researchers to discover, access,…

November 17, 2022