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.
- 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.