David Noriega

David Noriega is a staff reporter at Remapping Debate. He holds a master’s in investigative journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. in comparative literature from Brown University. He grew up in Bogotá, Colombia and upstate New York.  

Original Reporting | By David Noriega | Housing, NYC, Quality of life
A pilot project opens the door to squeezing people into spaces as small as 250 square feet. Is the prospect of making the most dense parts of New York City even denser a beneficial innovation? Or is it a retrograde lowering of living standards that also fails to provide a meaningful contribution to solving New York's affordable housing crisis? More
Original Reporting | By David Noriega | Aging, Role of government, Social Security
Key considerations ignored by the entitlements-must-be-cut brigade: both the economy and quality of life would get a boost if U.S. retirees spent as much as old people elsewhere. Why don’t they? The lack of an adequate safety net breeds fear. A more robust safety net would create a positive cascade. Conversely, cuts to Social Security and Medicare promise to make the elderly experience more fear and be even less willing to spend. More
Original Reporting | By David Noriega | Environment, Health
Scientists say that climate change could very well lead to a rise in infectious diseases in Florida, including illnesses spread by mosquitoes. Meanwhile, the state has gone about cutting its public health budgets, which may leave it woefully unprepared to rise to the challenge. More