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Building Resilience To More Extreme Weather Days

Weather, insurance and building experts predicted that the Washington D.C. area will likely see more extremely hot days, more days with heavy rain, less snowy days, and more localized flooding.  The vulnerabilities of buildings to this more volatile environment were the focus of “Designing for Extremes: Building a Resilient City”, a day-long symposium on building […]

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Regional Economy Ended 2018 on a High Note, Bolstering Strong Multifamily Market

Note: The following is an excerpt from the Newmark Knight Frank 4Q 2018 Washington Metro Area Economy and Multifamily report released in mid-January 2019 and sponsored by the George Mason Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship.  To read the entire report, click HERE.) The Washington metro area economy sustained its pace of growth through the fourth […]

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The Premium for Walkable Development under Land Use Regulations

by Emily Hamilton and Eli Dourado (Emily Hamilton is the policy research manager for the State and Local Policy Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She is currently a PhD student in economics at George Mason University. Eli Dourado is a former senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He received […]

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Civil Engineering PhD Student Reviews Data to Uncover Causes of Accidents on Construction Sites

October 23, 2018 / by Nanci Hellmich (This post originally came out on the Volgenau School of Engineering website.) When Mason Engineering doctoral student Pouya Gholizadeh was walking near his apartment complex in Fairfax recently, he was alarmed to see a construction employee on the roof of a building working without a hard hat or […]

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