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Mapping the Shifting Course of NYC's Gay Pride Parade

Mapping the Shifting Course of NYC's Gay Pride Parade

In a new interactive map, the Rudin Center for Transportation at NYU Wagner tracks the changing route of the Gay Pride Parade through its nearly half-century history in New York City. The evolution of the parade's course, and of the media's words to describe the major cultural event, are also shown.

The map arrives just in time for the 2015 Pride Weekend events across the city and nation. What is more, it also coincides with the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling June 26 enshrining the right of same-sex marriage.

The Rudin Center map was picked up by the New York Observer’s website.

Micro-insurance: The Next Revolution

Micro-insurance: The Next Revolution

Most citizens and businesses in developing countries cannot buy insurance against common risks; insurance markets are thin and public responses are limited. Health insurance, life insurance, and property insurance are unobtainable for average citizens in most of the world, and this is doubly so for the poorest. Wagner Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics Jonathan Morduch describes why, and how new ideas can change things. Others have so far focused mainly on how to build strong institutions that can provide insurance. In this essay instead the focus is on the design of products that can most help poor customers deal with risks.

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