Metropolitan Futures Initiative

Community ‘factivists’

Researchers with UCI’s Metropolitan Futures Initiative use big data to reveal SoCal socioeconomic, crime trends

UCI to host webinar on Southern California business relocations

EVENT:  The University of California, Irvine is hosting a webinar to present the results of the latest quarterly report from the School of Social Ecology’s Metropolitan Futures Initiative, this one on business relocations in Southern California. MFI director John Hipp and postdoctoral researcher Kevin Kane will provide further insights and answer questions. WHEN/WHERE:  1:30-2:15 PDT […]

Older, denser neighborhoods offer better access to everyday destinations, UCI study finds

Proximity of homes to restaurants and stores reduces traffic congestion, CO2 emissions

Commute distances have increased for SoCal high- and middle-wage earners, UCI study finds

A UCI study has found that commute distances in Southern California have gotten longer for high- and middle-wage earners but have remained unchanged for low-wage earners. According to the latest quarterly report issued through the School of Social Ecology’s Metropolitan Futures Initiative, between 2002 and 2010, the distance between where high- and middle-income jobs are located and where those […]

Metropolitan Futures Initiative report examines demographic ‘mixing’

The latest quarterly report issued through the School of Social Ecology’s Metropolitan Futures Initiative explores the concept of demographic “mixing,” its prevalence in Southern California neighborhoods and its relationship to “economic dynamism.” Researchers identified seven factors that directly affect a community’s vitality and well-being, each with a four- or five-category range: population age, household income, […]