News

We review local, regional and national news that touches on our work here at BARC. Whether it be renewable energy, rising sea levels, racial segregation or the changing landscape of new laws and new technologies that will shape our communities.

September 4, 2020 — An article in the New York Times today highlights the economic impact that remote work could have on service industries, which are dependent upon white-collar office workers for business. In cities in particular, the service economy sustains tens of millions of workers without college degrees. As...
September 3, 2020 — An article in Fast Company argues that while technology has made working from anywhere possible, breakthroughs in innovation are still more likely to occur in larger cities, which offer larger and more diverse populations, more varied thinking, and access to cultural and academic institutions. While...
September 2, 2020 — An article in the New York Times today highlights how in the face of more frequent and severe wildfires, home insurers are retreating from fire-prone areas, leaving homeowners at risk and and potentially devastating the housing market if homes become uninsurable. This creates a complex dilemma for...
September 2, 2020 — An article in the New York Times today highlights how in the face of more frequent and severe wildfires, home insurers are retreating from fire-prone areas, leaving homeowners at risk and and potentially devastating the housing market if homes become uninsurable. This creates a complex dilemma for...
August 27, 2020 — An article in the New York Times highlights the growing acceptance of planned relocation, also known as "managed retreat",  strategies to move homes out of harm's way amid rising sea levels and more frequent and severe hurricanes and storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the...

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