Program News "Census 2000" Conference Held at UC Berkeley, November 1, 2002
"Census 2000" Conference Held at UC Berkeley, November 1, 2002Department of City and Regional Planning, Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, Department of Demography, and the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy cosponsored "Census 2000: Growing Together or Apart? Population Trends and Their Implications for Cities and Metropolitan Areas," a one-day symposium at Wurster Hall on the Berkeley campus.
The 2000 Census has reaffirmed many of the basic trends of
earlier research in the 1990's: the atomization of the family, the growth of minority populations
and new immigrants, along with the population shift from the Northeast and Midwest to the South and West.
Yet within these broad national trends are substantial variations by region, and between and within
metropolitan areas. These differences have important implications for planning, urban policy, regional and economic development
as well as for housing and community welfare agendas at the local and state level.