This paper evaluates the impacts and tradeoffs of three distinct types of negative emissions technologies – afforestation, BECCS and DAC – in two emissions pathways to reach 1.5°C.
Even in non-pandemic times, K-12 schools tend to be under resourced, especially in low wealth areas, but now during the COVID-19 pandemic when government leaders face difficult decisions about how to allocate diminishing funds, K-12 education will face even greater budget constraints. While teachers’ salaries and funds for capital investment are critical, another equally important […]
Arguably, the most persistent demographic trend through the centuries in Virginia and the U.S. has been the difference in socioeconomic status between Black Americans and non-Black Americans. By many measures the socioeconomic gap between Black Americans and non-Black Americans has not changed considerably in half a century, adding fuel to assertions that many of our […]
A survey conducted for Albemarle County to determine residents’ opinions on the quality of life, present and projected infrastructure goals, city services, housing, and employment opportunities given the County's increasing population.
With the novel coronavirus causing a worldwide paradigm shift, I was genuinely tempted to jump into the data and analyze all possible permutations of what the potential impacts may be. Should I first plot the number of cases in Virginia with corresponding population densities on a map, or should I find causal connections between the […]
Coordinating Cancer Catchment Area Surveys to Estimate Health Information Access: The Case of Virginia
Research conducted collaboratively by the UVA and VCU cancer centers to see whether combining the UVA and VCU survey data would generate an accurate state-wide reflection of beliefs and behaviors toward Cancer.
The census, which is conducted every ten years, provides a snapshot of the general characteristics of the U.S. population, including place of residence on April 1. This year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, obtaining an accurate census count will be especially challenging for a variety of reasons: Some people may not have been […]
This report evaluates existing laws and regulations that are relevant to Virginia’s decarbonization plan.
As a result of COVID-19, higher education institutions across the U.S. had to quickly transition from in-person to online courses for the Spring 2020 semester. In Virginia, the number of students completing coursework entirely online jumped from 120,000 to over half a million in a matter of weeks. Colleges and universities are now preparing scenarios […]
This paper examines current issues in the field of environmental federalism, the perceived theoretical advantages of decentralization versus the specific needs of governments, and the study of complex adaptive socio-ecological systems.