Dec 7, 2016
More than 80 percent of the U.S. population lives in urban areas. Thus, cities lie at the epicenter of America's response to climate change. Analysis can inform how cities choose strategies and allocate resources.
JIE tackles some of the most critical issues facing today’s policymakers: building robust and resilient environments, strengthening a fair and effective justice system, and the impact of innovation in science and technology.
JIE works with the public and private sector, across multiple disciplines to find solutions to complex policy problems.
How do we create a justice system that is fairer, more efficient, and more effective?
The Justice Policy program addresses key policy issues in the criminal and civil justice systems: shaping effective policing, strengthening border security, reducing recidivism, reforming prisons, and corporate ethics and accountability. Learn more »
As a part of the program, the Institute for Civil Justice is dedicated to making the civil justice system more efficient and more equitable.
What infrastructure and environmental choices should authorities make to address the growing stress of urbanization?
The Infrastructure, Resilience, and Environmental Policy program tackles the critical challenges facing our natural and built environment: building resilience into regional planning, determining the best ways to plan for and finance infrastructure, adapting coastal and inland water systems to climate change, and transitioning to a low-carbon energy future. Learn more »
How will scientific advancements and changing technology influence policy decisions and population well-being?
We focus on critical issues in regionalism, such as the creation of innovation districts, development of regional infrastructure plans, implementation of regional energy plans, and the role of appellate courts.
Our work considers the tradeoffs of regulation and deregulation across a range of industries and sectors, such as choices in the regulation of new technologies or energy markets.
We explore issues in governance, such as in the local implementation of resilience and sustainability plans, stewardship of big data, and use of police review boards and other accountability mechanisms to strengthen police-community trust.
We are invested in the role of civil society, including the use of citizen-guided technologies to support public safety or to apply citizen science to local problem-solving; expectations for the for-profit and nonprofit sectors in disaster response and recovery; and the leadership of the private sector in technology development.
We are committed to not just being a leader in justice, infrastructure, and environment research, but in ensuring that our work has a positive impact on the world.