Professor Allen Ryan
295D Humphrey School
Urban and Regional Planning Area
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Ryan Allen

Associate Professor
civic engagement and public participation; demography; housing policy and planning; immigration and refugee services and policy; race and ethnicity; urban and regional planning

Ryan Allen is an associate 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.

In The Media

Professor Ryan Allen is quoted in this story looking at differences in the way workers from Minnesota’s largest immigrant groups are distributed across industries. 

Twin Cities Business
June 6, 2017

Associate professor Ryan Allen is quoted in this article, which looks at how much Minnesota spends to help refugees adjust to life in the United States.

Star Tribune
March 10, 2017