Tracking Neighborhood Change in Geographies of Opportunity for Post-Disaster Legacy Cities: A Case Study of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Published on January 26, 2022
In January of 2022, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy published a working paper carried out by CNE’s research unit on “Tracking Neighborhood Change in Geographies of Opportunity for Post-Disaster Legacy Cities”. Using the San Juan Metropolitan Area (SJMA) as a case study, we measured how different indicators for neighborhood change are associated with storm impacts, specifically those stemming from Hurricane María, and the geographical distribution of opportunities. These analyses provide key insights to assess how storm events can potentially affect neighborhood change in the long run. Moreover, they will allow us to make policy recommendations regarding post-disaster reconstruction efforts particularly with regards to how public spending can be funneled to specific communities given their differing levels of opportunities.
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San Juan Metro Area (SJMA) location and census tracts