Read the Report on Rising Inequality and Neighborhood Mixing in Metropolitan Areas

This Report provides new insights into some of the spatial relationships involved in both neighborhood mixing and regional inequality through an investigation of 381 metropolitan areas in the U.S. in 2010 using advanced measurement strategies and analysis methods.

The study uses a novel neighborhood unit—egohoods—to measure the degree of mixing that occurs within the neighborhoods of these metropolitan areas.  It measures mixing based on income, occupational status, and educational achievement.

We compare the level of mixing on these three dimensions across all metropolitan areas in the U.S. in 2010.

Below is a map showing the level of income mixing in neighborhoods for each of the metropolitan areas in the U.S.

Download the full report here.


MFI, School of Social Ecology co-hosts Sustainability Forum with American Institute of Architects and US Green Building Council

Shaping a Sustainable Built Environment in Orange County
A dialogue for all of us: the social, economic, and ecological impacts of smart growth, for a sustainable future
April 12, 2017 at University of California – Irvine

MFI’s John Hipp and Kevin Kane appeared on “The City Square” radio show

City-072016-Show86aThe City Square, the radio show hosted by the Association of California Cities, Orange County interviewed MFI Director Dr. John Hipp and Research Fellow Dr. Kevin Kane to discuss the MFI’s recent research on regional growth and development on July 20, 2016.

Click here to stream or download the podcast.

The City Square is the region’s only radio show tackling policy and politics. The program delivers an entertaining, thought-provoking and hard-hitting look into Orange County’s political and policy world.