Congratulations to PhD student Trang Le who recently won the Place Database Contest 2019. This contest is an initiative of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy for the purpose of making important data about our communities, cities, and states more accessible, easier to use, and visually compelling. The goal is to encourage researchers, policymakers, academics, and public officials to use The Place Database to tell stories about places using a technique beyond simple charts or pure numbers. Trang produced a map that illustrates how cities can reduce damage from floods by choosing geographic locations for urban parks.

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