Lower mortgage rates and a rise in concentrated wealth nationwide has resulted in more people buying second homes. With a multitude of natural, historical, and cultural amenities, Virginia is an attractive location to spend leisure time and a prime location to purchase a vacation home. Within the Commonwealth, the percentage of homes in an area […]
The 2020 Census is currently underway, and its accuracy relies on two equally important processes: complete data collection, and accurate data reporting. Complete data collection (in the words of the Census Bureau, “counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place”) is essential to an effective decennial census, which is estimated to cost $15.6 […]
This morning the Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia released its 2019 population estimates for Virginia’s counties and cities. The estimates show Virginia’s population inched up to 8,535,519 in 2019, after passing 8.5 million in 2018. Though Virginia has added over half a million new residents since the last census in 2010, population […]
There is an axiom in the technology sector, known as Amara’s law, which states that the short term impact of a new technology will typically be overestimated while the long term impact is usually underestimated. This is particularly true when considering the impact the internet was expected to have on where people choose to live. […]
A survey of the climate for inclusion and safety at UVA Main Campus and UVA Wise to aid in informing the University on priority areas for institutional transformation around diversity, equity, inclusion, and campus belonging.
The study finds there is a need to model more kinds of negative emissions technologies (NETs) to understand how the economics of NETs will change with time and innovation and in order to consider the tradeoffs between NETs and sustainable development goals
A 2019 survey conducted for the Reston Community Center (RCC) to assess the awareness of, support for, and use of the RCC's facilities and programming and to assess the level of support for a new performing arts center.
It is important that kids from economically-disadvantaged families have access to good schools so that they will have a better outlook for employment, income, and overall wellbeing than their parents’ generation. My first post on this topic provided an introduction to the interrelation between an area’s school proficiency and its cost of housing. By giving […]
Political punditry and polls often form the basis for predicting election results, but rarely are they consistent or comprehensive. Given the importance of state-level voting, and the central role played by the Electoral College in the democratic process, projecting the number of eligible voters in each state may add value to understanding the November 2020 […]
A survey conducted on behalf of The Harvest Foundation, the City of Martinsville, and Henry County to assess unmet childcare needs among parents who work or live in Martinsville and Henry County.