Flooded street in Houston, Texas.

Assessing Houston’s ‘Climate Abandonment Areas’

Most of the census tracts designated at high risk of flooding are in less affluent neighborhoods.

February 7, 2024 - Urban Edge

Flooded park agains the downtown Houston skyline

FEMA Reforms Disaster Assistance Rules

The changes make it easier for households facing evacuation to access relocation funds.

February 6, 2024 - Word In Black

Aerial view of flooded homes in coastal area of Florida after Hurricane Ian.

A Guide for Managed Retreat

Many communities at increased risk of flooding and wildfires will need to relocate. Here’s how local and regional governments can prepare.

January 22, 2024 - Route Fifty

Collapsed road on coastal cliff in California

Lessons in ‘Planned Relocation’

How communities can manage climate-induced relocation successfully and equitably.

August 22, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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Tulsa’s Cash Incentive Drives Real Community

Thousands of remote workers moved to Tulsa to take advantage of a $10,000 incentive program. The vast majority of them stayed.

June 13, 2023 - Vox

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Federal Grants Aid Native Relocation, but Will They Be Enough?

Increasingly threatened by the impacts of climate change and extreme weather, many Native Alaskan and other indigenous communities will have to relocate—and soon.

January 26, 2023 - High Country News

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Federal Grants Fund Tribal Relocation Efforts

Tribal communities threatened by climate change are opting to relocate or engage in ‘managed retreat’ to save their villages from sea level rise, erosion, flooding, and other climate impacts.

January 4, 2023 - The Daily Yonder

Moving Truck

Busting the 'Urban Exodus' Myth, Again

New numbers from the Census Bureau show that fewer Americans moved in 2020 than ever before, belying dire predictions about the death of cities and the hollowing out of urban neighborhoods.

December 23, 2021 - Pew Research Center

Manhattan Bus

NYC Expats Struggle With Their Decision to Leave

Strong place attachment makes it difficult for New Yorkers to settle into their new homes, but many are finding ways to recreate their favorite parts of the city elsewhere.

August 15, 2021 - New York Times

Chicago Public Housing

What Is Urban Renewal?

Ostensibly intended to improve "blighted" neighborhoods and provide better housing conditions, urban renewal often involved displacement and the wholesale destruction of urban communities.

July 16, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

Empty Road

Americans Are Moving, but Staying Close to Home

Despite fears of a mass exodus, most cities are seeing only modest population losses, with the majority of movers staying in the same metro area.

May 6, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Taipei, Taiwan Skyline

Californians Seek Normalcy by Relocating to Taiwan

As the pandemic continues to disrupt life in the United States, some Taiwanese Americans are rebuilding their lives abroad.

March 30, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Moving Van

Rental Searches Shed Light on Where People Want to Move

Renters looking for new apartments in other cities are not looking to move far, a new study shows.

February 9, 2020 - CityLab

Subway Homeless

Newark Sues New York City Over Homeless Relocations

The city of Newark is accusing the city of New York of creating the Special One-Time Assistance program to systematical relocate the homeless.

December 16, 2019 - CNN

Moving Truck

U.S. Migration Reaches 72-Year Low

Staying in place is more and more the norm, even among historically mobile young people.

November 26, 2019 - Brookings

California Wildfire

The Post-Wildfire Dilemma: Rebuild or Retreat?

Even after experiencing devastating wildfires, residents are often willing to take the risk to return and start over.

July 23, 2019 - MIT Technology Review


Moving People Out of Flood Zones Is a Win-Win Strategy

As the threat of flooding increases, buyout programs to relocate homeowners are a better alternative to rebuilding—for cities and residents.

July 16, 2019 - The New York Times

Washington State

A Surprising Place for Climate Relocation: Washington State

The city of Hamilton in Skagit County, Washington showcases another kind of community at risk from the effects of climate change and considering relocation to higher ground.

May 14, 2019 - The Seattle Times

Downtown Boston

Spatial Mismatch's Far-Reaching Effects

When workers can't afford to live near jobs, the results are more than just housing cost burdens.

March 8, 2019 - Pacific Standard

Arlington Ballpark

Texas Rangers Caught in Pickle: Develop Ballpark Parking Lots or Move to Dallas?

A public-private partnership could bring new development to some of the parking lots outside the home of the Texas Rangers. It's not the first grand plan to get floated for the ballpark's ancillary areas.

December 16, 2015 - The Dallas Morning News

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