Ryan Allen

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

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 US.  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 Ed Goetz and Associate Professor Ryan Allen wrote this commentary concerning a proposed federal action that would restrict public housing options for undocumented immigrants. 

Los Angeles Times
July 10, 2019

Associate Professor Ryan Allen is interviewed for this story on plans to redevelop downtown Rochester, Minnesota. 

Rochester Post Bulletin
March 24, 2019