The Megalopolitcan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH)
Values and Ethics
Human Systems Dynamics
The Municipal Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Focus Area investigates how evolving coastal risk affects real property, insurance, and mortgage markets. It also asks how coastal risk affects the revenues and expenditures of municipalities, and how these impacts will feed back onto housing markets, community equity, and resident well-being. This focus area relies on secondary data and econometric analysis techniques, fiscal modeling techniques, and agent-based modeling of intergovernmental relations, informed by expert interviews.
The Household Decision Making Focus Area examines how local underserved households make decisions about mitigation/adaptation. The team relies on interviews and surveys to develop a decision model.