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

Leaders in Worthington, Minnesota, with a considerable minority population and a large percentage of residents who are not U.S. citizens, are concerned about a substantial undercount in the 2020 census. Associate Professor Ryan Allen comments. 

Worthington Globe
April 4, 2018

Associate Professor Ryan Allen is interviewed for this article looking at the impact of immigrants on Minnesota's labor force. 

Fed Gazette
January 9, 2018