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The results are in: evaluating DC Water’s EIB

June 9, 2021

On May 27th, Quantified Ventures issued a press release regarding the evaluation of the first ever Environmental Impact Bond (EIB). EIBs are innovative pay-for-performance debt-financing mechanisms that have been used to finance green infrastructure projects in DC, Atlanta GA, and … Continued

Land-ing the Vote: Ballot Measures for Land Conservation

June 1, 2021

The current housing market boom leads to large tracts of available land being swept up into the hands of private developers. For many local governments, development is good. It provides access to new tax revenues and tends to perpetuate growth; … Continued

Using IT Design Methods to Improve Software Tools

May 14, 2021

This is the third post in a three-part blog series on data management. This post will focus on user-centered design of Environmental Finance Center tools. Post by Julia Cavalier, Senior Research Specialist at UNC EFC and Robin Haley,  Graduate Research … Continued

Behind the Scenes of the Revenueshed Tool

April 7, 2021

This is the second post in a three-part blog series on data management. This post will focus on the data handling processes involved in the development of the EFC’s Revenueshed tool.   As mentioned in the first part of this … Continued