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"Census 2000" Conference Held at UC Berkeley, November 1, 2002

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On Friday, November 1st, 2002, UC Berkeley's Department 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.

The conference featured prominent national experts discussing their current research analyzing data from the 2000 Census. Presentations addressed demographic, economic, and land use trends emerging in the nation's metropolitan regions. Focuses included: emerging new demographic "regions"; the effects of sprawl and other forms of growth on poverty, metropolitan form and other impacts; recent trends involving families and children; immigration; race and income segregation; and redistricting and politics.

Click here to download a conference agenda and selected papers (.pdf) and presentations (.ppt).

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