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Better outcomes through interdisciplinary policy research

Transformative policy work happens at the intersections where people, place, the environment, and economy meet. These areas roughly correspond to what our founder referred to as “the four forms of capital,” each of which contributes to resilience and prosperity. Through our interdisciplinary research in these four overlapping areas, we can help you see a path forward, not just which way to turn.

Read about the four forms of capital


Education, workforce development, social policy


Affordable housing, development, equitable communities, infrastructure, public services


Economic development, tax and fee policy, business impacts


Climate adaptation and mitigation, water and forests, outdoor recreation