Areas of Expertise
Immigrant and refugee policy; social networks; urban planning in diverse communities; affordable housing; and community development
Ryan Allen is an assistant professor of community and economic development in the urban and regional planning area. His research focuses on the community and economic development processes of immigrants in the United States. Recently, he has focused on how households have responded to the foreclosure crisis as well as how the foreclosure crisis has affected neighborhood quality in the U.S. He is also interested in immigrant home ownership and entrepreneurship. His practical research approach to these topics draws upon the strengths of multiple disciplines, including sociology, economics, and political science, and takes advantage of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
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- PA 5004 — Intro to Planning
- PA 5281 — Immigrants: Planning &Policies
- PA 8991 — Independent Study
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