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Climate Change and Its Impact on Infrastructure Systems in the Midwest
Midwest Economic Policy Institute, October 2017, 10 pp.
This study examines how climate change will negatively impact transportation and infrastructure systems across the Midwest. It offers information for policymakers regarding the potential costs and consequences of climate change, and recommends actions to protect communities and the economy. more info >
Twin Cities Mobile Market
Wilder Research, May 2017
Twin Cities Mobile Market, a program of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, is a grocery store on wheels developed to increase access to healthy, affordable foods in under-resourced neighborhoods. The evaluation measures the implementation and success of the program. more info >
Hunger in America 2016
Feeding America, August 2016, 49 pp.
Findings from a survey of food programs in Feeding America's food assistance network and clients that accessed those services in 2012-2013. The study found an increased number of individuals relying on charitable assistance to access nutrition foods for their families. more info >
Where Do Americans Usually Shop for Food and How Do They Travel to Get There? Initial Findings from the National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey
United States Department of Agriculture, March 2015, 21 pp.
This report compares shopping patterns of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households to low- and higher income nonparticipant households, participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to nonparticipants, and food-insecure to food-secure households. more info >
American Attitudes About Global Warming and Energy Policy: Issue Brief
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, December 2014, 18 pp.
Results of a national poll about global warming and other environmental issues. more info >
Protecting Children From Unhealthy Homes and Housing Instability
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, December 2014, 5 pp.
Discusses the impact on children from unhealthy homes and housing instability and provides examples of two programs addressing these issues. more info >
Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in November 2013
Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, February 2014, 116 pp.
Presents detailed findings from a national survey on environmental priorities, support for action to reduce global warming, and climate and energy policies. more info >
Promoting Healthy Eating at Food Shelves: Strategies for Success and Recommended Resources
University of Minnesota, January 2014, 12 pp.
A guide for what food shelves can do to ensure that people have access to nutritious foods. more info >
Metropolitan Food Systems Plan
Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments, October 2013, 50 pp.
Explores available research and data on food access and infrastructure in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area and presents strategic objectives and desired outcomes for the region. more info >
Cityscape: Climate Change and City Hall
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, January 2013
Journal issue focusing on cities and climate change. Topics include: what cities are doing to address sustainability, sustainability as economic development, policy integration for sustainable development, promoting sustainable land development patterns, social actors and policy levers for mitigating greenhouse gases. more info >
Hunger in America 2010: North Dakota State Report
Feeding America and Mathematica Policy Research, February 2010, 307 pp.
Presents findings from a study examining North Dakota's emergency food providers and their clients who are supplied with food by food banks in the Feeding America network. The report summarizes client demographics, household food insecurity, food services received, agency food services provided, and more. more info >