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The Metropolitan Futures Initiative at the University of California, Irvine aims to develop an improved understanding of communities and their potential for integrative and collaborative planning and action to ensure a bright future for the region. It approaches these goals by bringing together an interdisciplinary research team along with the insights and techniques of “big data” research. [Find out more...]

MFI researchers have developed several videos to better translate their research into practical, community based solutions. [Find out more...]

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Quarterly Report on Inequality and Segregation in Southern California

This Report studies the changes in inequality and racial composition and segregation in each of the counties in the Southern California region over a 50 year period.  Many of the graphs display changes over a 50 year period since 1970, and some reach back even further in time.  Some key results of interest include: Orange… Continue Reading Quarterly Report on Inequality and Segregation in Southern California

Quarterly Report on Rising Inequality and Neighborhood Mixing in Metropolitan Areas

We provide new insights into some of the spatial relationships involved in both neighborhood mixing and regional inequality. Continue Reading Quarterly Report on Rising Inequality and Neighborhood Mixing in Metropolitan Areas

Quarterly Report on Typology of Southern California neighborhood home values from 1960-2015

We explore the change in home values across Southern California neighborhoods over a 50 year period. Our analyses yielded 16 different classes of neighborhoods. Continue Reading Quarterly Report on Typology of Southern California neighborhood home values from 1960-2015