Infrastructure Resilience and Environmental Policy

What infrastructure and environmental choices will we have to make to address the growing stress of urbanization?

The challenges of climate change, urbanization, and disasters place unprecedented stresses on our infrastructure and require complex decisions by local and regional governance systems. Infrastructure Resilience and Environmental Policy addresses these issues through research on:

  • Infrastructure development
  • Energy policy
  • Climate response, mitigation, and adaptation
  • Infrastructure financing
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Transportation policy
  • Urban planning and the role of public-private partnerships
  • Water resources management and coastal protection
Interchange overpass at dusk in Guangzhou, China

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Research Centers

Infrastructure Resilience and Environmental Policy research is done across multiple streams of research. Funding comes from public, private, and philanthropic sectors.

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Making an Impact

We are committed to not just being a leader in infrastructure resilience and environmental policy research, but in ensuring that our work has a positive impact on the world.

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    Helping Coastal Communities Plan for Climate Change

    The vulnerability of coastal residents to loss of life and property damage from storm-surge flooding has already proven extensive in recent years. RAND has helped policymakers determine what mix of hurricane risk reduction and coastal restoration projects can reduce hurricane damage risk and rebuild coastal land, recognizing budget constraints.

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