Stephen Flynn in News@Northeastern: Meet the ‘Secret Weapon’ that Helps Distribute Money During the COVID-19 Pandemic
GRI Whitepaper Series
A Global Disruption Requires a Global Response: Policies for building international business resilience for this and future pandemics
The COVID-19 global pandemic has exacerbated the move toward greater economic nationalism and isolationism across the world. As nations have independently constructed responses to the pandemic with vastly dissimilar success levels, the repercussions for international businesses and national economies has been intense. We posit that addressing a global disruption, such as this pandemic that cannot be contained effectively by borders, requires a global response - not a national nor a local response.
K-12 Education in New England
New England’s K-12 schools are critical anchor institutions that serve some of the most important functions in our communities. Elementary and secondary education’s primary function is youth academic development, through the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development of children.
Housing Insecurity in New England
Housing is a necessity, a choice, a financial investment, and a human right. For many communities, their housing supply, affordability, and quality are the invisible infrastructure that supports growth, vitality, sustainability, inclusion and resilience.
Food System Resilience in New England
The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the food system as patterns of food consumption changed abruptly in March 2020 and food supply chains were disrupted. Americans are accustomed to plentiful, diverse, convenient, and inexpensive food, enabled by a nationally centralized food system.
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Getting rid of fossil fuels in buildings
GRI Faculty Affiliate, Joan Fitzgerald, Professor in the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, wrote a piece for CommonWealth about passive housing.
Building Community Resilience: Social ties and connections
Social ties and connections are embedded in our everyday lives, but we often only recognize their value in times of need. In an urbanizing city like Singapore, social infrastructure and ties play a crucial role in helping us deal with impacts of climate change, extreme weather and other potential shocks This article examines the importance of building up social infrastructure and ties in operationalising community resilience in a highly dense and urbanized city in order to deal with climate change as well as a wide range of risks and threats.
Op Ed: Climate Crisis Demands Diverse Leadership
Dr. Jennie Stephens, GRI's Director of Strategic Research Collaborations, Director of SPPUA and Dean's Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy at Northeastern University contributed an Op-Ed to The Progressive focused on climate and energy policies with social, economic, and racial justices at its core.