From booming Silicon Valley to remote mountain wilderness areas and small ranching communities, the West's diverse landscape encompasses important policy and economic development issues. The Center sponsors a number of research projects, conferences, and forums to discuss these issues.
The Rural West Initiative explores issues of the less populated areas of the North American West – places whose natural beauty and heritage are matched only by the challenges they face.
As digital health practices expand, it is critical that we understand how to match a particular technology (from video conferencing to text messaging) to a particular health need.
The Bill Lane Center for the American West, together with YouGov and the Hoover Institution, conducts an ongoing series of public opinion polls of Californians on issues of the day.
Our work on sea level rise allows students to engage with researchers at Stanford and practitioners in the Bay Area to better understand the issues that decision-makers face when contemplating climate change adaptation projects.