Measured InsightsThe latest blog posts from our research projects.
Sustainable Public Transportation, in particular, public transit system developments, is at the forefront of cities’ efforts to foster inclusive, sustainable development. The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals – which set global targets to guide the world’s...read more
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Across cities worldwide, poorer neighborhoods take on a disproportionate share of environmental burdens, according to a first-of-its-kind research tool. The Urban Environment and Social Inclusion Index (UESI) finds that even in cities with strong...read more
Photo by COP24 Official on Flickr.com Director Angel Hsu will be speaking at the following events at the COP-24 Venue: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Contributions of the research community to climate action and implementation of the Paris Agreement...read more
Solid progress in a marathon: How do new city, region, and business announcements from the Global Climate Action Summit measure up?
Article by: Angel Hsu, Niklas Höhne, Mark Roelfsema, Takeshi Kuramochi, Amy Weinfurter, Katharina Lütkehermöller, Nomawethu Moyo, Yihao Xi, Swithin Lui, Andrew Feierman (Data-Driven Yale, NewClimate Institute, and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment...read more
Urban areas are hot, and are getting hotter. The higher temperature in urban areas - the urban heat island (UHI) effect - is an emergent property of urbanization and a major research area in urban climatology. Most UHI studies are conducted on a city-by-city basis...read more
On the afternoon of December 6, 2018, in parallel with the COP-24 United Nations Climate Conference, Data-Driven Yale will convene an interactive discussion to launch the pilot Urban Environment and Social Inclusion Index (UESI) in Katowice, Poland. Civil society...read more
When the U.S. administration first declared its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, it threatened to unravel a relationship between the world’s two largest climate emitters that was key to securing the agreement in the first place. Worried observers may be...read more
By Saskia Comess and Amy Weinfurter A wide range of commitments from cities, regions, companies, and investors could play a crucial role in reducing emissions and reaching climate targets, according to a new chapter from UN Environment’s Emissions Gap Report 2018. UN...read more
Cities, states, and businesses could narrow by half the gap between the current U.S. emissions trajectory and the country’s Paris pledge A new report finds that action by cities, states, regions and business can go a long way towards meeting the goals of the Paris...read more
Written by Nikola Alexandre Municipal waste generation is notoriously difficult to measure. The ways in which cities define municipal waste vary greatly, there are no standardized data collection methods, and it is rare to find third party reporters of municipal waste...read more