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Elias Gbadamosi

Contributing Writer

Elias Gbadamosi is civic research communications manager for Metrolab Network, responsible for the organization's communication, outreach and engagement programs. His work and interests converge at the intersection of civic communication, civic engagement and policy research.

Together with Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the MARTA Reach program is designed to expand mobility options for Atlanta’s underserved communities, better connecting them to major public transit hubs.
Because natural disasters disproportionately affect underserved communities, middle school students in Savannah, Ga., are learning to use mapping tools to design infrastructure changes that could protect their neighborhoods.
Based on data that underrepresented youth have better education and employment outcomes when they have reliable access to “out of school time” activities, a project in Kansas City seeks to address transit barriers.
While flood mitigation and resilience studies often focus on urban areas, researchers in Michigan are using sensors, machine learning and crowdsourcing to create disaster response tools for rural communities.
A New York City project seeks to improve the post-flood financial resiliency of low-income households with parametric insurance programs so disaster victims are paid quickly and can spend money where it’s needed most.
Part of the National Science Foundation's Civic Innovation Challenge, the Community Hub for Smart Mobility in Austin, Texas, aims to improve public transit options to underserved areas, broadening economic opportunity.
Work in New York City collects systematic data on street-level flooding, partnering with local agencies to design real-time flood sensors and an open code that other cities can build on.