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    Population, Greenspace, and Development: Conversion Patterns in the Great Lakes Region

    In this brief, the authors examine the linkages between demographic and land-cover change and provide facts that can inform policy aimed at balancing development and greenspace conservation. They summarize research that combines demographic, land-cover, and other spatial data to estimate the incidence and extent of conversion from greenspace to development in the Great Lakes states.

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    Visit Campus

    The Carsey School is located on the main campus of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. Trains to and from Boston stop at an on-campus train station, and there is convenient access to Boston's Logan Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The campus is located in the New Hampshire Seacoast region and is convenient to lake and mountain regions of the state.  

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    More Young Adult Migrants Moving to New Hampshire from Other U.S. Locations

    In this data snapshot, Ken Johnson reports that New Hampshire received a significant net inflow of people from other U.S. states between 2013 and 2017 according to new Census Bureau estimates released today.

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    Policy Education for Leadership and Change

    Our programs offer a special mix of academic rigor and real-life expertise to prepare students for a career with impact. Carsey’s degrees bring passionate students together with teachers at the top of their professions.

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    Connect With Your Community

    New Hampshire Listens partners with local communities, municipal and state government, and state-wide organizations to create environments that help address challenges and move conversations forward. Working with us brings nonpartisan, civic engagement expertise into challenges your community is facing and helps guide the process, ensure broad outreach, and monitor fairness.


Carsey School of Public Policy

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire is nationally recognized for its research, policy education, and civic engagement. The school takes on pressing public issues with unbiased, accessible, and rigorous research; builds the policy and political problem-solving skills of its students; and brings people together for thoughtful dialogue and practical problem-solving. The school is a hub for work that spans its own faculty and staff, and faculty from across UNH and other institutions. The faculty boasts a national reputation and its work appears in leading journals. The school publishes forty policy-relevant briefs each year, offers three master degree programs, and engages with experts, leaders, the media, and the public in the United States, New Hampshire, and around the world.


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Recent Stories

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What Donald Trump and Dick Cheney Got Wrong About America (The Atlantic)

What Donald Trump and Dick Cheney Got Wrong About America (The Atlantic)

Carsey Fellow, Jake Sullivan article in the The Atlantic's Politics & Policy Daily, examines...

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Why Americans are opting out of parenthood (The Business Journal )

Why Americans are opting out of parenthood (The Business Journal )

“Every year I look at data and expect it will be the year that birthrates start to tick up, and...

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Carsey Study Shows More Young People Moving to N.H. (The Concord Monitor)

Carsey Study Shows More Young People Moving to N.H. (The Concord Monitor)

A recent study by the Carsey School of Public Policy shows more young people are moving to the state...