En estos días calamitosos e inciertos, nos regresan a la mente los recuerdos de hace cinco años, cuando el huracán María atravesó por nuestro archipiélago y nos dejó patas arriba. Lee la columna de Deepak Lamba-Nieves.
Since 2018, CNE’s Blueprint Initiative has provided a platform for productive conversations and knowledge exchanges on issues of land ownership, accessibility, and safe housing. Below is a brief review of the ongoing and completed research we have been working on for the past years.
In May of 2022, the Housing Policy Debate journal published a research article carried out by CNE’s research unit. This article contributes to the critical task of revealing postdisaster damages and reconstruction trends through a detailed examination of housing and personal property damages and benefits received through FEMAS’s Individual Assistance Program after Hurricane María.
The Housing Reconstruction Monitoring Dashboard is an interactive and dynamic tool that provides detailed data, at the municipal level, on housing damages and reconstruction investments related to Hurricanes Irma and María.
Weeks before the first reported case of Covid-19 in Puerto Rico, it was evident that our public health system was unfit to address the looming crisis.
Han pasado más de tres años desde que los huracanes Irma y María nos azotaron sin piedad, y todavía la reconstrucción posdesastre parece una promesa lejana y sin cumplir.
The new executive orders enacted by the Government of Puerto Rico, which have allowed more businesses to begin operating after a long lockdown period, have once again raised concerns about the risks of exposure to the coronavirus. As a follow up to previous analyses we conducted on risk by occupations, we produced a new dashboard focused on Puerto Rico’s industrial sectors.
As discussions of “reopening” the Puerto Rican economy advance, we feel it’s important to consider which workers face greater risks of becoming infected with the coronavirus, given some particular attributes of their occupations. For example, because some occupations require constant person-to-person interactions, like dentists and flight attendants, and others only on occasion—think of sculptors and archivists—the risk of infection varies significantly depending on the kind of job you have and how you work.