The Policy Incubator supports novel approaches for increasing resilience through the development of visionary ideas, encouragement of innovative thinkers, and the advancement of workable on-the-ground solutions.

Overview

The Policy Incubator is:

A thought leader, soliciting and supporting innovative and potentially transformative approaches to building resilience.

A test kitchen, where promising policies are analyzed and researched, giving support and grounding to visionary ideas.

An independent convener, bringing together diverse sectors to dissect challenges in order to design new solutions.

A bridge between disciplines and sectors, combining perspectives, translating across boundaries, and promoting collaboration through evidence-based policy design and analysis.

A voice for the public good, committed to resilience opportunities that benefit everyone.

Equitable Resilience

Research
Topics

Upgrading Flood Insurance

Linking Risk Reduction
& Risk Transfer

Closing The
Disaster Insurance Gap

Research Topics

Equitable Resilience

Upgrading Flood Insurance

Linking Risk Reduction
& Risk Transfer

Policies for Dynamic
Coastal Risk

Closing The
Disaster Insurance Gap

Resilience Lab Notes

Recent Blog Posts:

How Sea Level Rise Simulations Can Improve Climate Adaptation

In a new study, Co-Director Bob Meyer and colleagues explore the likely effects of sea level rise on South Florida’s adaptation efforts through an interactive online simulation that accelerates 348 South Florida homeowners thirty-five years into the future so that they can ‘live’ the effects of sea level rise.

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The Cape Town Water Crisis: What Does the Future Hold?

In a recent Knowledge@Wharton segment, Carolyn Kousky, Director of Policy Research and Engagement at the Wharton Risk Center, discussed the current situation in Cape Town and what it tells us about the future of water in a changing climate.

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Improving National Disaster Risk Management

Two goals should be at the top of our policy agenda: closing the disaster insurance gap and closing the risk reduction gap.  These gaps refer to the facts that many people do not have disaster insurance and much cost-effective risk reduction has not been undertaken.

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