Info Briefs provide research, analysis, and insights in an accessible and straightforward way on current topics – including demographics, housing, economic development, resiliency and sustainability. The information they provide is made available to inform land use planning, policymaking and the public generally. They are typically a summary of more expansive reports or research, which you can find linked in the briefs themselves and on the “Data/Maps” page.
- Middle Wage Jobs in NYC presents the major findings of an analysis of occupation and wage data that provides detailed information on the employment and wage opportunities across different economic sectors for workers with different levels of education.
- NYC’s Foreign-born, 2000-2015 presents a snapshot of immigrant origins, settlement patterns, and selected characteristics, with information on change between 2000 and 2015.
- Employment Growth describes recent job growth in a wide range of sectors and where these jobs are located around the five boroughs.
- Flood Risk in NYC describes how the city’s floodplain is vulnerable to flooding from coastal storms, and how this risk is projected to change over time with rising sea levels.
- Flood Resilient Construction provides an overview of how buildings can be designed to reduce damages from flooding and lower flood insurance premiums.
- Flood Insurance: provides facts on Federal flood insurance requirements and how premiums are set to increase over time, but can be reduced through resiliency investments to buildings.